The content of OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies qualification is focused on managing communication, business organisations in a global context, people management and finance, as well as an understanding of the research skills and personal development expected of a manager. It includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business.

The programme allows you to acquire knowledge and understanding in a range of topics and to develop key skills they require to work in Business Management roles.

Entry Requirements

The OTHM Level 3 qualifications can be offered to you from age 16. OTHM does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications, but Centres are required to ensure that you admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

The OTHM Level 3 Diploma in Business Studies consists of 4 mandatory units plus 2 optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits:

Mandatory Units

Personal, Professional and Academic Development
This Unit aims to ensure that you have an appropriate grounding in key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at this level and subsequent employment and/or further study.

Using IT for Business
This Unit aims to familiarise you with the use, application and development of core study and academic skills including the use of IT, preparation for presentations, and formats for academic writing such as essay and report formats.

Fundamentals of Business Accounting
This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of accounting in a business environment. You will also develop an understanding of the content of basic financial statements and the principles of recording financial transactions.

Introduction to the Business Environment
This unit aims to enable you to explore the different internal and external elements of a business, understand the business context and explore the political, social, economic, technological and ethical considerations affecting businesses. It also enables you to explore common aims and characteristics of business and to understand business structures, cultures and function.

Optional Units – Choose any Two

Customer Service Excellence
This unit supports you to develop an understanding of the principles that apply to customer service delivery in organisations across different sectors and understand how to propose and implement improvements to customer service.

Introduction to Marketing
This unit supports you to develop an understanding of the principles that apply to the management of events in arrange of business sectors. It also introduces the reasons why businesses hold events and why these have become more prominent in recent years.

Managing Business Events
This unit supports you to develop an understanding of the principles that apply to the management of events in arrange of business sectors. It also introduces the reasons why businesses hold events and why these have become more prominent in recent years.

Introduction to People Management
This unit supports you to develop an understanding of the principles that apply to the management of people in a range of business sectors. It also introduces concepts such as reward, motivation and leadership.

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