AMSPAR and City & Guilds work together to provide qualifications recognised by Ofqual for the sector.

A range of qualifications are offered.

Certificate / Diploma in Primary Care and Health Management

(Level 5)

The AMSPAR / City & Guilds Certificate / Diploma in Primary Care & Health Management (DPCHM) are the only qualifications designed specifically for managers in general practice and the increasing demands of the primary care sector that is included in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (Level 5).

The programme is open to existing managers and potential managers in a health or social care environment. Candidates should be educated to Level 3 standard and have a background that will enable them to benefit from the programme. To qualify for entry, all candidates should be recommended by an appropriate employer and accepted by a recognised centre following interview.

Candidates who are unable to fulfill the entry requirements, but who have suitable management experience in any field, may be accepted onto the course providing they can find an informal attachment to a local general practice or appropriate setting.

The Course

Core Units

601 L5 - Managing medical ethics and legal requirements in a primary care and health environment (6 credits)
602 L5 - Financial management and budgeting in a primary care and health environment (7 credits)
603 L5 - Managing information and communication in a primary care and health environment (5 credits)
604 L5 – Developing and leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives (4 credits)
605 L5 - Developing or improving services in a primary care or health environment (8 credits)

Optional Units

606 L5 - Developing the manager as a critical thinker (4 credits)
608 L5 - Managing for efficiency and effectiveness (4 credits)
609 L5 - Managing recruitment (5 credits)
615 L5 - Becoming an effective leader (5 credits)

To achieve the Certificate

The learner must gain 22 credits overall from Units: 601, 602, 603, 604

To achieve the Diploma

The learner must achieve a minimum of 38 credits overall from Units: 601-605 (30 credits) + a minimum of 8 credits from 606-609.

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Last updated: Monday, 11th June 2018