LMQ Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.
They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.
This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the following:
LMQ Level 4 Higher National Certificate in health and Social Care Management, or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 4 qualification in the UK (or higher).
This qualification is equivalent to the following:
Framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
- Foundation Degrees, Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Higher National Diplomas (HND)
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
- Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 5, Higher National Diplomas (HND)
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
- Foundation Degrees, Vocational Qualifications, Higher National Diplomas (HND), Apprenticeships
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
- Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
- Higher National Diplomas (HND), Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE), Technical Apprenticeship, PDA, SVQ, Award
The successful candidates have wider opportunity to progress onto the higher-level qualifications including LMQ Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Health & Social Care Management. As this qualification is equivalent to Level 5 (QCF/RQF), the candidates are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of the Bachelor’s degree programmes. Click here to see the progression opportunities.
|L/HNDHSCM/5009||Safeguarding in Health and Social Care||20|
|L/HNDHSCM/5010||Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care||10|
|L/HNDHSCM/5011||Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care||20|
|L/HNDHSCM/5013||Psychology for Health and Social Care||20|
|L/HNDHSCM/5014||Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care||20|
|L/HNDHSCM/5015||Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care||10|
|L/HNDHSCM/5016||Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services||10|
This qualification is expected to be delivered minimum of 12 months for full-time study. Centres should make sure the Total Qualification Times (TQM) or National Learning Hours (NLH) are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered face-to-face, distance learning, through lectures, tutorials, seminars.