Do you want to progress to a managerial role in healthcare, but not sure if you’re ready for university study? Then our healthcare management degree with an integrated foundation year is the solution you’ve been looking for.
At Arden, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve a degree, regardless of background or qualifications. Designed to equip you with the essential skills you need to progress to degree-level study, this programme will help you to establish a professional career in healthcare management, even if you don’t have the necessary academic qualifications to join a standard undergraduate degree course.
Focusing on the social, political and ethical issues in the healthcare industry, this degree will equip you with the essential skills needed to prepare you for a job in an industry you love. The foundation year is perfect if you need a little extra support to start your journey to higher education, offering study-skills modules and guidance from your tutors at every stage.
On this healthcare management degree with foundation year, you’ll explore a diverse range of topics which will provide you with an in-depth understanding of key issues within the healthcare industry – from business analysis and planning to the importance of communication and collaboration in the professional workplace.
I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.
You’ll have 4-12 years to complete your healthcare management foundation degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete the course in 4-8 years.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:
Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study for the programme. This statement should include:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
A degree from Arden University is your first step towards a rewarding position in the healthcare field. Our health and social care academic staff members have years of experience working in, studying, and researching their fields. We bring our own first-hand knowledge and professional expertise to the course, which adds even more value to your learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
You may not have a clear career path in mind when you enrol with us – and that’s okay. Our healthcare foundation year course equips you with a range of skills that will help you keep your career options open as you progress through your degree. Then, as your work through the course, you’ll come to understand healthcare systems at all levels, giving you the industry knowledge you need to make a decision about which direction your future career should take.
Health and social care is a vast sector with new government initiatives arising every day, meaning it has a higher profile than ever before. These developments have resulted in a growing demand for well-trained and multi-skilled healthcare professionals. Boosting your knowledge of health and social care management, a healthcare foundation degree can also equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development.
With a healthcare foundation and undergraduate degree under your belt, you could apply for a variety of roles in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider, or for a voluntary or not-for-profit organisation in a range of settings, including:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of the learning you will have during your studies at Arden University.
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.