OTHM LEVEL 5
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Undergraduate level qualifications
120 credits (online)
Ofqual Qualification Number: 603/2176/3
OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification is to provide you with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It is designed to ensure that each student is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change. The content of the qualification is focused on people management, managing projects, marketing, finance for managers, business law, business ethics and social responsibility. The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.
For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification, you must possess:
1. Relevant NQF/QCF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
2. Mature students (over 21) with management experience (please check with LSBE regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
3. Students must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
4. English requirements: As this qualification is taught in English, you must have an appropriate level of English for entry onto the OTHM qualifications. If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page. If you do not hold any certificate, LSBE will provide you with an English Level Test for free. Please contact us.
OTHM qualifications at Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.
Qualification Structure and Content
OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Introduces you to Human Resource theory and skills that underpin Human Resource Management (HRM) practices through a range of case studies
Project Management (20 credits)
Develops your understanding and skills relating to the project management principles, methodologies, tools and techniques that are used in business.
Strategic Marketing (20 credits)
Provides you with a detailed understanding of the marketing planning process and to apply these principles to a variety of business contexts. The unit also provides a comprehensive understanding of environmental analysis and how this can lead to the development of appropriate objectives and strategies to enhance operational marketing performance.
Accounting for Managers (20 credits)
Develops your skills in preparing financial statements for a variety of organisations using a range of techniques, and that comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Business Law (20 credits)
Develops your understanding of the concepts and principles of UK business law and the ability to apply them to practical situations.
Business Ethics (20 credits)
Provides you with a broad understanding of the roles and requirements for businesses to embed ethics and incorporate social responsibility and the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and ethics from national and international perspectives. Significant emphasis is placed on the role that corporate governance plays in ensuring accountability to the owners and other stakeholders within businesses.
Duration and delivery
OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year if you chose to study full-time, however it is also flexible to accommodate part-time and distance learning. At LSBE, the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification is taught through online learning (Learning Management System and weekly live webinars).
Assessment and 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, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the students have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the students’ overall achievement has been arrived at.
Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Business Management provides learners with the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. As this OTHM qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), students are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. For more information visit the OTHM University Progressions page.
As this qualification is taught through distance learning format, you will be studying online. Therefore, you must have access to a desktop or laptop computer and broadband internet connection.