Entry Requirements: A levels or Level 3 qualification OR 5 GCSE’s plus at least 2 years relevant work experience. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis
Minimum Age: 18 yrs
Duration: 6-12 months
Intake Dates: January, April, July, October
Fees: Please see fees page www.scbm.org.uk/fees/
External Exam Fees: Included

Diploma (Level 4) in Education and Training


The objective of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification is to develop learners’ understanding of theory and practice relating to their role in education. The qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective practitioner in the education sector. The units combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team working. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.


OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Principles, Theories and Practices of Education and Training (20 credits)
  • Create Education and Training Programmes (20 credits)
  • Engage Learners in the Education and Training Process (20 credits)
  • Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility (20 credits)
  • Evaluate Education and Training Provision (20 credits)
  • Reflect on and Maintain Own Skills and Practice in Education and Training (20 credits)


Successful completion of OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification provides learners with the opportunity for academic progressions to OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education Training. 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 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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