The content of OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management and finance, as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business. The programme allows learners to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills they require to work in Business Management roles.
The OTHM Level 3 qualifications can be offered to Learners from age 16. OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but Centres are required to ensure that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
Qualification Structure: The OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies consists of 2 mandatory units plus 1 optional unit that provide for a combined total of 30 credits:
Certificate in Business Studies
Duration and Delivery
The qualification is designed to be delivered over three months for full-time study but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.
The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by Approved Centres only.
Assessment and Verification
All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and 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, a learner must have successfully passed all learning outcomes for that unit.
The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the Learner’s overall achievement has been arrived at.
Passing the OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or progression to OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies. For more information visit OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management in this website.