OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies aims to the academic development and professional development. It helps the learners to basic knowledge regarding the various university courses. This qualification enables the learners to critically examine the opportunity and scope of higher education. After the completion of this course, the learner can acquire the qualification at the next level.

Qualification awarded by OTHM 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.

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

  • Learners must be 18 years or more
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS Examination or equivalent.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies 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.

Mandatory units

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit ECTS GLH TQT
R/617/3714 Academic English and Study Skills 20 10 80 200
Y/617/3715 Foundation Mathematics 20 10 80 200
D/617/3716 Foundation Computing 20 10 80 200
H/617/3717 Society and Culture 20 10 80 200
K/617/3718 Introduction to Business 20 10 80 200
M/617/3719 9 Foundation Accounting and Economics 20 10 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 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studieswill allow progress to :

  • Wide range of undergraduate programmes including OTHM Level 4 diplomas.


The total cost is subjected to 20% VAT.

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