University pathways with OTHM

Pathways to british bachelor's and master's degreee

Accredited by OTHM Qualifications, these business management courses are for leaders of tomorrow looking to achieve a degree level equivalent qualifications considerably faster and more cost-effective than attending a university.

OTHM Business Management Diplomas

OTHM undegraduate diplomas AT LEVEL 4, 5 & 6

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.

OTHM offers higher transferable credits than CMI, so this route is particularly suitable for those looking for an academic route to progress to a top-up degree or masters programme at a university in the UK or overseas to achieve a full academic status.

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.

OTHM Level 4 Diploma Business Management

OTHM Level 4 Diploma
in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Higher National Certificate (HNC). Learners are also eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. 

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OTHM Levels 4+5 Diploma
in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Foundation Degree.
Learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

OTHM Level 4 Diploma Business Management

OTHM Level 5 Diploma
in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Foundation Degree.
Learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

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OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management

The equivalent academic level is Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours, Bachelor’s Degrees. Learners are eligible to progress to the relevant OTHM Level 7 Diploma.

Strategic Management & Leadership Diploma

OTHM postgraduate diploma at level 7

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.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing with many universities in the UK and overseas.

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OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & leadership

The equivalent academic level is Master’s Degree, Postgraduate. Successful completion of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and also join MBA Advanced Entry route at London Graduate School.

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With our support and encouragement, online distance learning is not an isolating experience. Our business management and leadership courses online are challenging, stimulating, rewarding and highly effective, giving you the chance to learn at a time and place that suits you. This is of particular benefit to you if you are studying while you work, based overseas or you travel a lot for your work.