FdA Professional Healthcare Management and Informatics

Delivered at Accrington & Rossendale College University Centre
Start Date Sep 2023
Duration 2 Years
Cost Full-Time £9000 Year 1 / Part-Time £4500 Year 1

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

** All fees are payable to Nelson and Colne College Group University Centre

Course overview

This course can give you the skills and knowledge to step up in your career. You will learn about management in the healthcare sector and how you can adapt your behaviours to support your professional career in a managerial/senior position. This pathway will provide you with the skills and confidence to analyse healthcare data that can instruct them as managers to see potential problems and make effective changes.
With the prevalence of digital technology, this is a growing area that may be new to some managers. Studying this course alongside your place of work/ volunteering, will give you the tools to be more proactive to meet your service user's needs.

What will I learn

Level 4
• Healthcare Management
• Healthcare and the Law
• Introduction to Healthcare Finance
• Illness and Co-Morbidities- Health Inequalities in the UK
• Developing Academic and Professional Practice
• Research Methods in Healthcare

Level 5
You will study 5 compulsory modules:
• Geography of Health
• Security and Communication in Healthcare
• Managing Finances in Healthcare
• Research Project
• Data Analysis and Informatics
You will choose 1 of 2 option modules subject to availability:
• Psychology for Health Management
• IT for Managers

Entry requirements

Candidates are selected on the basis of their ability to cope with
and benefit from the programme. Their suitability can be
demonstrated either through previous educational achievement or
through experience and aptitude.

Admission by prior qualification will normally require a minimum 48
UCAS Tariff points with the majority of the points gained in
engineering, mathematics or science subjects. Typically, points can
be derived from:
o One GCE A level or Vocational A level pass or
o Two AS level passes
o BTEC National Diploma/Certificate
o Other qualifications such as Scottish Highers, Welsh
Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificates,
International Baccalaureate, with the required UCAS
o A pass in a recognised Access course
o Equivalent Scottish or Irish qualifications

GCSE Maths and English grade C or above, or equivalent are
required to support future career progression.

Admission by experience and aptitude will be based on the length
and type of the candidate’s employment experience and his/her
ability to demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for the
subject. As part of this process, candidates may be required to
undertake aptitude tests and/or to provide personal and/or
employment references


Once successfully completed, a Level 5 qualification fulfils the requirements of a registered manager's qualification with CQC.

Additional University Programme Information

Part Time

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Full Time

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Provision Register

A Graduation Ceremony is held every year and we will be in touch with you upon completion of your programme to invite you to graduate.

Upon completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate from LMJU.

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