Designed to equip you with the skills you need to progress to degree-level study, this programme will help you establish a career within the health and social care sector, even if you don’t have the academic qualifications to join a standard undergraduate degree course. The foundation year is perfect if you need a little extra support to start your journey to higher education, offering study skills and guidance at every stage.
In addition to being a high-quality honours degree, the course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). That means that upon successful completion, you’ll receive the CMI level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership, demonstrating your ability to succeed in health and social care management roles. The course is endorsed by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM) and Skills for Care, meaning it’s recognised for its excellence in teaching both management and health and social care skills and can serve as a fast-track to professional development.
The academic team behind the development and delivery of the course are industry leaders with vast experience within the health and social care sector, including directors at the NHS/IHSCM and digital health tech firms, ensuring the course is directed by the needs of the industry. This also brings a wealth of professional expertise to your learning, providing you with a myriad of opportunities to develop your skills and practice. Finally, guest lecturers and live case studies from our links with the NHS, IHSCM, and Skills for Care will help you learn from real-world experiences and connect with professionals in the field.
You have 4-12 years to complete this course, meaning you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 4-8 years.
Using Numeracy, IT and Data
Research Skills and Using Information
Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
Developing Academic Skills
Structure of Business
Technology in Organisations
Essential Skills for Health & Care Management
Meeting the Needs of Service Users
Supporting Dignity and Respect Through Ethical Principles and Theories
Communication & Interprofessional Collaboration
Leadership Theory & Concepts for Health & Care Management
Fundamentals of Health & Care Finance
Resource Planning in Multidisciplinary Working
Digital Health Leadership
Global Health and Sustainability
Health Analytics and Planning
Total Quality Management in Health & Care
Arden University is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government.
96% of Arden University graduates are in employment six months after graduation.
Taught 100% in English.
Intensive, engaging and face-to-face teaching by industry experts.
Industry-relevant, 21st-century application.
International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented.
Payment options and early-bird discounts available.
Perfect central location in Berlin, close to key corporate players.
Germany has one of the best employment rates in Europe, at 91%*.
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**.
Germany is the most popular European country for international students, recognised for its high-quality education***.
Berlin has been named the start-up capital of Europe.
Berlin is the largest city in the EU with a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates.
Germany has a rich history in culture and arts, offering students a chance to explore this whilst experiencing world-class education from a UK-recognised institution.
*Times Higher Education
**I Am Expat
***According to statistics and data from the ICEF monitor
At least 3 x GCSEs / 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent – if your qualifications are older than three years, we would also ask to see a professional CV.
English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5 in any element); or TOEFL 46-59, or equivalent.