OTHM Qualifications

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OTHM qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Qualifications at the same level are a similar level of difficulty, but the size and content of the qualifications can vary.

Foundation programmes
The Level 3 qualifications improve subject knowledge and study skills, and prepare learners for undergraduate course at UK universities.

  • OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies
  • OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies
  • OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies - (coming soon)
  • OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Accountancy

Undergraduate programmes
The Level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

Year 1 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree

  • OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management
  • OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
  • OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology
  • OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Year 2 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree
  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Business
  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management
  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology
  • OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Year 3 (Final year) of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Accounting and Business - (coming soon)
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology
  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Postgraduate programmes
Postgraduate diplomas are taught courses at level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - the same level as Masters degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Masters or MBA.
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership - (coming soon)
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration - (coming soon)
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management


University of Chichester & OTHM

University programmes
As our qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to top-up degree and master's programmes at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing.Successful completion of certain diplomas will also allow learners to join the following top-up programmes which is delivered by OTHM on blended learning method.

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) validated and awarded by University of Chichester
The MBA (top-up) is validated and awarded by the University of Chichester and delivered by OTHM.

This Master of Business Administration (MBA) (top-up) programme is for people who already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification.

This MBA (top-up) course allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in up to six months, so itís a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects. To join the course, you should already hold the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 credits) qualification, and you should have suitable managerial experience.

An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of your functional competence, strategic knowledge and problem-solving ability. It will also update your management toolkit and give you a broader stronger profile to enhance your career. Critically, we take a strategic perspective on business and management that helps you develop the skills to contribute to the major business decisions organisations have to make about their future. This MBA is not just an academic course. By exploring and examining real-life business problems to work on and solve, you enhance your own understanding of how a business works.

About University of Chichester
The University of Chichester is a public university located in West Sussex, England which became a university in 2005. Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis and an associate campus for commercial music on the Isle of Wight.
It is currently ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the UK.