OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. We have a wide global network of delivery centres to deliver our range of management and leadership qualifications and programmes in a wide variety of industries and sectors.
We always aim to develop as an organisation that is forward-thinking in order to support industry by providing excellent qualifications enabling a highly qualified and experienced workforce.
Our main objectives are:
To uphold the integrity of the qualifications and assessments
To provide British Standards Qualifications globally
To promote professionalism
To promote ethical practice
To promote equality and diversity
What is OTHM？
Quality, Standard & Recognitions
Approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
Ofqual is responsible for maintaining standards and confidence in qualifications. Ofqual looks after GCSEs and A levels in England, and a wide range of vocational qualifications in England. Ofqual also regulates the National Curriculum Assessments in England.
OTHM is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). The Register of Regulated Qualifications Framework can be found on the https://register.ofqual.gov.uk
Recognised by Qualifications Wales
Qualifications Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body but independent from the Welsh Government in relation to its qualifications functions for which is directly accountable to the National Assembly for Wales. It is responsible for the regulation of awarding bodies and the quality assurance of qualifications in Wales. It is charged with ensuring that qualifications in Wales are fit for purpose, that the qualification system in Wales is efficient and effective and that there is public confidence in qualifications in Wales. Visit www.qualificationswales.org for more information.
Full member of Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)
FAB is the trade association for vocational awarding bodies in the UK which represents the interests of over 110 awarding bodies by liaising with key stakeholders, including the regulators, government departments and funding agencies. FAB also provides information, advice and guidance to its members to support them in providing high quality and valued vocational qualifications. OTHM is a full member of FAB
Academic Partnerships and Recognitions
OTHM has established strong academic relationships in the UK and overseas to ensure that OTHM qualifications are recognised globally.
The local and international recognition has enabled OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.
For more information visit University Progressions page.
Why OTHM Qualifications
Looking to study an OTHM qualification? Whether you're currently employed or looking to work or enhance your existing knowledge and skills, we have a number of qualifications that will allow you to go ahead of the competition in an increasingly challenging job market. Find several benefits of studying an OTHM qualification as follows:
Quality, Standards and Recognitions
You can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as all OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM Board members and Management team comprises of academics from UK HEIs and industry experts to assure the highest possible standards of up-to-date qualification contents and assessment. All OTHM approved delivery centres have to go through a rigorous centre application process which ensures they offer high standards of teaching and learning resources.
Career Development to increase credibility with employers
OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Pursuing an OTHM qualification will give you the opportunity to enhance knowledge of business and management and grow key competencies to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows you to progress onto a Bachelor degree / Master degree / MBA top-up programmes around the World.
Flexible study options
All OTHM qualifications use the RQF rules are made up of units. This provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Each unit has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value also gives an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification. Learners can pursue individual units and slowly build up the whole qualifications.
There are three different types of qualification:
Award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
Certificate is achieved with 13 – 36 credits
Diploma is achieved with at least 37 credits
OTHM qualifications are offered by its’ numerous number of approved centres globally with a range of delivery options included online/distance learning. That means you can start when you like and finish when you like.
Pathway way to a British Degree/Masters programme
As OTHM is regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), UK universities recognise OTHM qualifications and allow OTHM graduates to join relevant Bachelor Degree Final year/Master/MBA top-up programmes. OTHM holds progression agreement with a number UK universities. That means learners can also join relevant programmes offered at Study Centres/Partner Colleges/Overseas Campuses of UK universities.
OTHM is a not-for-profit organisation and so it endeavours to ensure that its Fees are always as affordable as possible without compromising the quality and standards of its qualifications. It is usually much quicker and cheaper to take an OTHM qualification and then go to university for the final stage of Bachelor Degree / Master / MBA top-up programmes, rather than taking a whole programme at the university.