OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies


OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies aims for academic development and professional development. It helps the learners to acquire  knowledge regarding the various courses provided by university

This qualification helps the learner to gain deep knowledge about current opportunity and scope of higher education. This qualification help the learner to opt next level higher education.

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.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

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.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations
  • 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.

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.
  • Quality, Standards and Recognitions- OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) hence the learners can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as well.
  • Career Development to increase credibility with employers- All OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge that every employer is looking for. The learners pursuing an OTHM qualification will obtain an opportunity to enhance knowledge and grow key competencies to tackle situations and work projects more effectively which will in turn gives learners the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows them to progress onto a MBA top-up/ Bachelor degree / Master degree programmes around the World.
  • Flexible study options- All OTHM qualifications has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value will give an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.

Three different types of qualification are:

  • Award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
  • Certificate is achieved with 13 – 36 credits
  • Diploma is achieved with at least 37 credits

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 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : R/617/3714

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to help students develop competence in and awareness of academic English and study skills in in preparation for entry to an undergraduate degree programmes.

Reference No : Y/617/3715

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to consolidate learners’ knowledge of mathematics and to introduce more topics in the areas of statistical methods and linear algebra. As the business world embraces the use of bigger data in all areas of operation, the mathematical techniques taught in this module will be necessary to aid in the understanding of data, valuable in enhancing future employment prospects.

Reference No : D/617/3716

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to provide an introduction to computing and the concepts of hardware and its uses. Learners will gain an understanding of data systems and data presentation, key aspects of computer networks and the importance of ethical and legal issues about computing

Reference No : H/617/3717

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to provide students to a variety of contemporary issues related to society and culture, enabling learners to understand social and cultural literacy by developing their knowledge and understanding of societies and cultures

Reference No : K/617/3718

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of how different forms of business ownership operate. It will cover how businesses are run in terms of their form of ownership, the impact of external factors on business success, understanding the different objectives businesses may have, and the key functional areas within a business that enable it to operate effectively.

Reference No : M/617/3719

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to provide learners an introduction to the fundamentals of accounting and economics. Learners will gain an understanding of financial reports through their preparation, based on the double-entry bookkeeping system which is essential for the management of any organization.

Delivery Methods

School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include online learning with live classes and online learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue a smart learning approach where the traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and the support level is incredibly high. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor whether it is online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish of the course.

The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost.These live classes are relevant to the learners’ program of study and aim to enhance the students’ comprehension of research, methodology and other important study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal, through which our support team liaise with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receive a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and to streamline all the support process efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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