The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification is to provide learners with an in depth understanding of the operations and structure of businesses. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to succeed in employment or further studies.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification can be offered to learners from age 16. OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications.
Our 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.
• Introduction to Research and Academic Skills (10 credits)
• Using IT for Business (10 credits)
• Introduction to Economics and Accounting (10 credits)
• Introduction to the Business Environment (10 credits)
• Introduction to Customer Service (10 credits)
• Introduction to Marketing (10 credits)
Assessment & verification
All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified. 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. The 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.
Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies and consider for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor's degree programmes.