Qualifications

Our qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Qualifications at the same level are a similar level of difficulty, but the size and content of the qualifications can vary.

Foundation programmes

The Level 3 qualifications improve subject knowledge and study skills, and prepare learners for undergraduate course at UK universities.

Undergraduate programmes

The Level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4, 5 and 6 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

Year 1 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree


Year 2 of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree


Year 3 (Final year) of a Three-year UK Bachelor's degree

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate diplomas are taught courses at level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - the same level as Masters degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Masters or MBA.

 

University programmes

As our qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to top-up degree and master’s programmes at many universities in UK and overseas with advanced standing.Successful completion of certain diplomas will also allow learners to join the following top-up programmes which is delivered by OTHM on blended learning method.