The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma qualifications provide learners with industry-specificand practical skills, enabling them to successfully apply their knowledge in the workplace,enhance their career prospects and allow progression to further study.This qualification is equivalent to the first and secondyears of a university degree.


OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management (EQF/MQF Level 5) is an Approved Foreign Higher Education Qualification and accredited by OTHM (UK) regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), which is recognised for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Bachelor’s/top-up programmes.

Regulatory Information

Qualification Title OTHM Level 5Extended Diploma in Business Management
Ofqual Reference Number 610/0335/9
Duration 2 year
Total Credit Value 240 Credits (120 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 2400 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 1200 Hours
Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
Structure of Programme Full Time/Part Time
Delivery Mode Campus, Online & Blended


OTHM Level 5Extended Diploma in Business Management(EQF/MQF Level 5)represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
H/650/1099 Academic Writing and Research Skills 4/5 20/10 100 200
L/650/1145 Business Operations 4/5 20/10 100 200
M/650/1146 Communication in Business 4/5 20/10 100 200
R/650/1147 Finance and Accounting 4/5 20/10 100 200
T/650/1148 Leading and Managing Teams 4/5 20/10 100 200
Y/650/1149 Operating in a Global Context 4/5 20/10 100 200
F/650/1150 Principals and Concepts of Strategy 5 20/10 100 200
H/650/1151 The Management of Human Resources 5 20/10 100 200
J/650/1152 Marketing for Managers 5 20/10 100 200
K/650/1153 Business Law for Managers 5 20/10 100 200
L/650/1154 Management Accounting and Decision Making 5 20/10 100 200
M/650/1155 Business Start-up; Conception to Market 5 20/10 100 200

Assessment Procedure

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold/meet one or more of the criteria on the list below:

  • NQF/QCF Level 3Diploma or equivalent.
  • An equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Mature students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience may be considered.
  • The provider will determine English Language ability if English is not your native language.
  • This course is designed for learner’s aged 19 and above.


Successful completion of Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business Management(EQF/MQF Level 5) provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

Term Dates

Jan/Feb, May/June, Sep/Oct

Registration Fee 


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900

Non-EU – €6200

Full Course Details can be found HERE

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