The objectives of this qualification is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It designed to ensure that each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change. The content of the qualification is focused on leadership and people management, strategic human resource management, operations management, sustainable business practice, financial decision making as well as the business research skills expected of a manager. The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.


OTHM Level6Diploma in Business Management (EQF/MQF Level 6) 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 6 Diploma in Business Management
Ofqual Reference Number 603/2179/9
Duration 1 year
Total Credit Value 120 Credits (60 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 480 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 6 Diploma in Business Management(EQF/MQF Level 6) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s degree with Honours, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
H/616/2734 Leadership and People Management 6 20/10 80 200
K/616/2735 Business Research Project 6 20/10 80 200
M/616/2736 Operations Management 6 20/10 80 200
T/616/2737 Financial Decision Making 6 20/10 80 200
A/616/2738 Sustainable Business Practices 6 20/10 80 200
F/616/2739 Strategic Human Resource Management 6 20/10 80 200

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 5Diploma 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 6 Diploma in Business Management(EQF/MQF Level 6) provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master’s degree programmes.

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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