OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management

Qualification Number: 610/0335/9

Introduction to the course

The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management qualification is to provide learners with a specialist work-related programme of study that provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the business sector.

Learners will study level 4 and 5 units, worth 120 credits per academic year with a total credit value of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree). All units are mandatory.

The Level 4 units lay the foundations of learning by providing an introduction to contemporary Business topics.

The units combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of academic and research skills, business and global operations, finance and accounting, communication, leadership and team working.

The Level 5 units give learners the opportunities to apply key skills and techniques in a variety of relevant occupational areas. The programme of study provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing managers, professionals and policy makers in their own country. Learners will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of business strategy, human resources, marketing, business law, management accounting and decision making and understand the requirements for staring a new business.

Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with the specialist skills and technical terminology to develop their business and management skills and to progress to further study or employment.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience.


OTHM qualifications at Level 4 and 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.


The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management  12  – 18 Months.


This Diploma in Business Management programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body (Othm). Click here to know about OTHM 


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Course Delivery Methods

Gatwick College of Business and Technology provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to interact with tutors and also we do provide our student Gatwick College online portal where student can see all the study notes, assignments briefing and online library.


The programme is delivered in three modes:

  • 100% Online
  • Blending Learning
  • Self-paced learning – Students can learn with their own time and schedule at their own speed with the help of tutor



Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification.

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 3 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management qualification consists of 12 mandatory units, 240 credits.

To achieve the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management, learners must achieve 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (6 units).

Level 4: 6 Mandatory units:

  • Academic Writing and Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Business Operations (20 credits)
  • Communication in Business (20 credits)
  • Finance and Accounting (20 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Teams (20 credits)
  • Operating in a Global Context (20 credits)

Level 5: 6 Mandatory units:

  • Principals and Concepts of Strategy (20 credits)
  • The Management of Human Resources (20 credits)
  • Marketing for Managers (20 credits)
  • Business Law for Managers (20 credits)
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Business Start-up; Conception to Market (20 credits)



Assessment is via assignment submission

No Exams