OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education

Qualification Number: 603/3896/9

 COURSE DESCRIPTION

The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies is to provide learners with a foundation to provide an entry route to UK and international university courses. It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with knowledge of study skills, mathematics, computing, society and culture, business and accounting, providing the knowledge and skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

 EQUIVALENCES

OTHM qualifications 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

 KEY FACTS

  • Qualification Title: OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies
  • Ofqual Reference Number: 603/3896/9
  • Course Start Date: January, April, June, September
  • Total Credit Value: 120 credits
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1200 Hours
  • Language of Assessment: English
  • Overall Grading Type: Pass or Fail

 COURSE DURATION

  • 9 month

 COURSE DELIVERY

  • Online
  • Flexible Distributed Learning

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry onto the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

 COURSE CONTENT 

Unit Ref. No.

Mandatory Units

Credit

GLH

 TQT

R/617/3714

Academic English and Study Skills

20

80

200

Y/617/3715

Foundation Mathematics

20

80

200

D/617/3716

Foundation Computing

20

80

200

H/617/3717

Society and Culture

20

80

200

K/617/3718

Introduction to Business

20

80

200

M/617/3719

Foundation Accounting and Economics

20

80

200

 ASSESSMENT:

  • The assessment is done via submission of assignment. There are no written exams.

 ACCREDITATION

  • The programme is awarded OTHM - an awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator - OfQual.

 HOW TO REGISTER/ ENROL?

To make an application to the course please email the below documents to admissions@citycollegeoxford.co.uk

  • Complete Applications Form
  • Passport
  • Previous qualifications
  • CV
  • Personal Statement

 FEE STRUCTURE AND PAYMENT PLANS

  • Contact us for the fees and the payment plan

 PROGRESSION

Successful completion of Level 4 Diploma in Business Management provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programmes. 

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