OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies

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The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification is to provide learners with an in depth understanding of the operations and structure of businesses. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with some of the underpinning knowledge and skills required to succeed in employment or further studies.

Entry requirements

  • Learners from age 16
  • English language competency


  • GCE AS / A Levels

Qualification structure

The Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification consists of 2 mandatory units plus 1 optional unit for a combined total of 30 credits, 300 Total Qualification Hours (TQT) and 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Introduction to Research and Academic Skills (10 credits)                                                                               
  • Introduction to the Business Environment (10 credits)                                                                     

Optional units: Choose any ONE

  • Introduction to Customer Service (10 credits)
  • Using IT for Business (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing (10 credits )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assessment type   Coursework                  Word Count       2000 Approximately

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 3 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online.


Successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies and consider for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor’s degree programmes.