OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies


OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies is aimed at academic and professional development. It helps the learners to gain knowledge of different courses provided by the university.

This qualification helps learners to gain in-depth knowledge about the opportunities and scope of higher education. This qualification helps the learner to opt next level higher education.

Qualification awarded by OTHM at RQF Level 3 demonstrates 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. All qualifications of OTHM is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. OTHM is also a full member of Federation of Awarding Bodies (FEB). UK universities recognise OTHM qualifications and allow OTHM graduates to join relevant Bachelor Degree Final year/Master/MBA top-up programmes.

  • Continuous tutor support that gives you guidance throughout the course accomplishment through the SBL Support Desk.
  • Access to our learning management platform where you will get access to requisite learning resources and can communicate with the 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 and experiences. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats: PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedbacks 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.
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations
  • The learner must be 18 years or more at the time of enrolment
  • International learners who are not from a predominantly English-speaking country will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS Examination or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies allows learners to pursue progressions including
  • Broad range of undergraduate programmes including OTHM Level 4 diplomas.
  • OTHM provides qualifications that are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). The learners can be very assertive of the quality of the qualifications provided as well.
  • All OTHM qualifications are designed to furnish learners with the skills and knowledge that every employer is looking for. A learner who is pursuing an OTHM qualification will gain key competencies to tackle situations and work on projects more effectively which will in turn gives learners the potential to get a sudden upraise in their career.
  • It also makes them eligible to progress onto a globally approved desired programme.

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 follows online learning methodology which makes it as flexible and easy method of delivery for the learners. This helps the learners to complete their program as per their convenience and ease. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure to our learners. 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 who provides learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish of the course.

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 learning management system, through which our support team liaises 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 LMS (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 receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. LMS 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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