Centre Resource Requirements

In order to be considered eligible to offer this qualification, centres must as a minimum meet the following requirements:

All those delivering units and/or observing and assessing practice for the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice must have all of the following:

  • A PhD or equivalent qualification;
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience in an education or training context;
  • Access to appropriate guidance and support; and
  • On-going participation in related programme quality assurance processes;
  • Undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities on an ongoing basis.

Centre resources will be reviewed as part of the centre approval process, in which we will ask for copies of CV’s and certificates.

Internal Verifier Requirements

  • Internal quality assurers or verifiers must be appropriately qualified and occupationally competent in the areas in which they are moderating;
  • Must hold or be working towards a Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice and/or Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice such as OTHM level 4 award internal quality assurance;
  • Undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities on an ongoing basis.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Centres must support their staff to ensure that they have current knowledge of the occupational area, that delivery, mentoring, training, assessment and verification is in line with best practice, and that it takes account of any national or legislative developments. CPD records of all staff members must be available for external quality assurance.