Certificate / Diploma in Primary Care Health Management (Level 5)


This is the nationally accredited certificate / diploma aimed specifically at practice managers or those wishing to work in a primary care organisation.


Provided on-line, this is a comprehensive certificate or diploma that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification and professional membership.  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).

Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management (Level 7)

This is a one-year diploma to develop the skills and competencies for managing primary care at scale within the NHS.


A comprehensive one-year diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including – NAPC’s primary care home, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations. The curriculum will incorporate the learning and experience of multispecialty community providers (MCPs), integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS) and primary care homes.

What you can expect

  • A practical, ‘how to’, focused, service development and business management training diploma

  • Learn from current primary care at scale developments

  • Qualifications – equivalent to 60 credits (20 per module) at postgraduate level. On completion of the diploma, students may apply to study for HFMA’s Diploma and Higher Diploma which provides a pathway to a full MBA (subject to programme validation)

  • Network learning

  • Diploma alumni to continue sharing learning and best practice

Starting the programme

There are four entry points:

  • October 2017 (now full)

  • February 2018

  • June 2018

  • October 2018

NHS England North bursary funding now available

NHS England North Region is offering funding support for the diploma to NHS staff working in general practice within the north region as part of the national General Practice Forward View (GPFV) support for practice management development.

They are offering a bursary for a third of the cost of the diploma (£1,120 including VAT). This contribution to the fee requires the written support of the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) and the candidate’s practice. NHS England North is looking for the CCG to also provide one third of the diploma fee, with the candidate or their practice paying the remaining third.

The funding is being offered as development of at scale working between and across primary care, the establishment of primary care homes within an accountable care system, will be of benefit to the NHS, the local care system, patients and primary care. The diploma supports practice managers to acquire the knowledge, skills and qualifications to become leaders within a transformed model of primary care provision.

The CCG and the candidate/general practice must commit in writing to paying their share of the fee. The funding is only available to people working for the NHS in general practice, ideally as practice or business managers.

Practice managers or CCGs who would like further information on the funding support available should contact their local NHS England office and speak to the relevant GPFV transformation manager leading practice management development in their area.

Application/expression of interest

To apply and find out more, please email the NAPC team at: napc@napc.co.uk