OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

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OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management aims to understand the core principles of business management and also provide them with an excellent foundation for a career in a wide range of organisations. This enables the learner to acquire confidence, also to think independently and adapt to organisation changes This course provides knowledge regarding the business strategies and business strategy formulation.

After completion of this course, the learner can qualify for the next level. Qualification awarded by OTHM at RQF Level 5 represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competencies 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.

About OTHM

OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. OTHM has progression arrangement with several UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

Entry requirements

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: 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 in this website.

Qualification structure

The 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.

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit GLH TQT
J/616/3021 Human Resource Management 20 80 200
K/616/3027 Project Management 20 80 200
K/616/3030 Strategic Marketing 20 80 200
T/616/3032 Accounting for Mangers 20 80 200
F/616/3034 Business Law 20 80 200
L/616/3036 Business Ethics 20 80 200

Delivery Method

In Ascent School of Management London, Learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience as we provide various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning and distance learning. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our advanced Learning Management System. Learners are able to interact with tutors by messaging through the Learning Management System to discuss the course materials, provide guidance and assistance with the assignments.

Assessments and Award

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations


Learners completing the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management will allow progress to: 

  • OTHM Level 6 Diplomas; or
  • Will be eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme or
  • Directly into employment in an associated profession.


The total cost is subjected to 20% VAT.

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