OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research MethodsQualification Number: 603/5746/0

Overview

The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based research through the development and design of a research proposal.

Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of any environment.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme).
  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course.
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page.

Equivalences

The OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at the same level as master’s degrees which can be used to build up credits towards further study.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods consists of 1 mandatory unit, of 20 credits, 200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 100 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 2 months 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, 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.

Progressions

You’ll earn 20 credits at Masters level (Level 7) on successful completion of this course. You can use your credits towards further study, including progress to an MBA top-up at London Graduate School. For more information visit University Progressions page.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).