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Undergraduate level qualifications

120 credits (online)

Ofqual Qualification Number: 610/1419/9

Course description


OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification is intended to develop learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in education. The qualification provides learners with knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective administrator or manager in the education sector. The Level 5 units will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance, lifelong learning, resource management, planning and accountability, reflective practice, professional development and team leadership.
Please note that the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification does not enable learners to apply for QTLS or become a recognised qualified teacher, but the qualification does provide the knowledge and skills for learners to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.


Entry requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.
The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:
• Relevant Level 4 Diploma qualification or equivalent recognised qualification
• Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

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 Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.

Accreditation & recognition

OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications.
OTHM has progression arrangement with several UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered f

Qualification Structure and Content

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Management qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
All units are mandatory.

R/650/3948 Applied Theories and Principles of Education and Training (20 credits)
J/650/3917 Lifelong Learning - Key Concepts (20 credits)
D/617/4994 Resource Management in Education (20 credits)
F/650/3915 Develop and Evaluate Operational Plans for Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits)
K/617/4996 Provide Leadership and Direction for Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits)
H/650/3916 Reflective Practice and Professional Development (20 credits)

Duration and delivery

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training 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 Education and Training 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’ the overall achievement has been arrived at.



Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training Management provides learners with the opportunity to progress directly into a variety of roles within education administration and/or management or continue their study including progression to other relevant OTHM Level 6 Diplomas.
As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme


For more information visit the OTHM University Progressions page.


Technical requirements

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.

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