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OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies (RQF)


Monthly instalment starts from £49* For Details Click Here

GLH 360 TQT 600 Hours Units 6 Credits 60

Awarding body fee of £150 is payable by the learner to the awarding organisation within 14 days of starting the course. This will be collected from the learner and passed on to the awarding organisation for registration and certification purposes.

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The aim of the Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the structure and operations of businesses. Successful completion of the qualification will equip students with the core skills and knowledge required to succeed in further studies or a professional career in the world of business.

Duration and Delivery

This course is designed to be completed over six months of full-time study. However, we accommodate for completely flexible delivery, so that students can schedule their learning around other commitments such as work or family. The qualification is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this course are internally verified by our assessors and externally verified by OTHM. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes. To achieve a “PASS” for a unit, a student must complete the learning outcomes to meet the assessment criteria set by OTHM.


This qualification pinpoints the practical skills, knowledge, competencies, and capabilities that are comparable in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Level.


Successful completion of this course enables the learners to get direct entry into Level 4 Diplomas, equivalent to the 1st year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. As this Diploma is regulated and approved by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulations), Universities (University of Sunderland, Charles Sturt University, and Anglia Ruskin University) consider learners who complete this course for direct entry into Bachelor’s degree programs.

Unit 1: Introduction to Research and Academic Skills

Unit 2: Introduction to the Business Environment

Unit 3: Using IT for Business

Unit 4: Introduction to Economics and Accounting

Unit 5: Introduction to Marketing

Unit 6: Managing Business Events

For entry into this course, students must meet the following criteria:
  • This course is offered to students aged 16 and above. We do not specify entry requirements for this qualification.
  • We ensure that students admitted to the program have the capability to undertake the assessment and learning criteria.

English language requirement

Learners are expected to have English language proficiency of CEFR Level B2, this can be met in any one the following ways: 

  1. Being a native English language speaker
  2. Having achieved IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  3. Having done your last two years of schooling in English
  4. Passing our online English language test 

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Instalment Plan

Course name Instalment per month Total Monthly Instalments Total Fee
OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies £49 11 £539


*The instalment price may vary from the lump-sum price because of promotional offers. If you choose to pay by instalments, the lump-sum price won’t be relevant in any way.

Please be advised that you will need to pay all outstanding instalments before being eligible to claim you certification.

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1 review for OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies (RQF)

  1. Kate Morgan

    Most reliable course in developing insight and providing comprehensive in-depth knowledge of the structure and operations of businesses.

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