After successful completion of OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies students may progress to the following programmes:
Please note some of the progression options may require some attendance at the chosen University and subject to additional entry requirements by the chosen University. Please refer to our ‘admissions team’ for any further information and guidance.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification can be offered to learners from age 16. OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualification, but delivery centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
OTHM Centre must ensure learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will:
· meet their needs
· enable and facilitate learning and achievement
· enable progression
OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification consists of 4 mandatory units plus 2 optional units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 360 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
DURATION & DELIVERY
The qualification is designed to be delivered over 6 months for full-time study but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.
ASSESSMENT & VERIFICATION
All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.
To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.
The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.