The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Employability and Workplace Skills has been developed to provide learners with a range of knowledge, understanding, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
The learners will:
Develop a body of knowledge about workplace employment and employability in range of sectors.
Develop a range of knowledge, facts, theories, ideas, skills, materials, terminology, practices and techniques associated with workplace skills, employment and employability.
Develop self-confidence and inter personal skills required for the working environment and employment.
Be able to improve communication skills and promote personal effectiveness.
Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to succeed in employment or further studies
OTHM Level 3 qualifications can be offered to learners from age 16.
OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications. OTHM ensures that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.
OTHM centres must ensure learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will meet their needs, enable and facilitate learning and achievement enable progression. The qualification is offered in English.
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page.
OTHM qualifications at Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.
The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Employability and Workplace Skills consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 240 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
- Career Planning and Development (10 credits)
- Managing own Performance (10 credits)
- Personal and Professional Development (10 credits)
- Employment Skills (10 credits)
- Working in a Business Environment (10 credits)
- Managing Resources (10 credits)
Duration and delivery
The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year 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 or online.
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 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, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. 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 OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Employability and Workplace Skills provides learners with the opportunity for workplace and academic progressions to a wide range of OTHM Level 4 diplomas.