Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies
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.
Awarding and Equivalences
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies is awarded by OTHM. OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM 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.
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification consists of follwoing 6 units for a combined total of 60 credits, 600 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 360 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
- Introduction to Research and Academic Skills (R/616/0686)
- Using IT for Business (J/616/2712)
- Introduction to Economics and Accounting (D/616/0691)
- Introduction to the Business Environment (L/616/2713)
- Introduction to Marketing (D/616/2716)
- Introduction to People Management(K/616/2718)
Method of Delivery
Mode of Delivery
Part Time (self-paced) and Full Time (Paced)
The Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification can be offered to learners from age 16.
The learners must demonstrate that the qualification will:
- meet their needs
- enable and facilitate learning and achievement
- enable progression
Successful completion of 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.
Full time - 6 month : £1099
Part time - 9 month : £899