OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management (RQF)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management (RQF)

The objective of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management is to develop a learner’s practical project management skills and prepare them to work in a wide range of

Learners will study level 4 and 5 units, worth 120 credits per academic year with a total
credit value of 240 credits (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree). It can be completed within 9-12 months, option of fast track available for 6 months completion.

The Level 4 units provide an introduction to relevant project management principles and
practice. These units include both theoretical and practical content, and learners will be able
to gain knowledge and skills in the areas of project management, people management, and
business finance as well as business marketing. They will also learn about the importance of
reflecting on their current practice, identifying their own learning needs and professional

The Level 5 units give learners the opportunity to progress in specific subject areas. Learners will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of operations
management, project quality management, business strategy, responsible business
practices, project planning and execution and digital business practices.

Level 5 Extended Diploma qualifications represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree programme.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learner may be eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management qualification consists of 12 mandatory units, 240 credits, 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 1200
To achieve the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management , learners must achieve 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (6 units).

Successful completion of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Project Management provides learners with the opportunity to access a wide range of academic progression, including the Level 6 Diploma in Project Management.

All fees paid for the qualification include:

1.e-portfolio allocation.
2.Tutor support.
3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue.
5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS / TOTUM discount card.
7. FREE SET membership.
8. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged.
9. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.

Course structure

Below is a list of all the Units (240 credits) that make up the qualification.
  • Principles of Project Management (20 credits ).
  • People Management (20 credits ).
  • Introduction to Business Finance (20 credits ).
  • Fundamentals of Management in Projects (20 credits ).
  • Business Marketing (20 credits).
  • Personal and Professional Development (20 credits).
  • Operations Management in Projects (20 credits).
  • Project Quality Management (20 credits).
  • Business Strategy and Sustainability (20 credits).
  •  Responsible Business Practices (20 credits).
  •  Project Planning, Execution and Evaluation (20 credits).
  • Digital Business Practices (20 credits).
  • Entry requirement:

    • Learner must be aged 18 or over to be on the course.
    •Relevant Level 3 or 4 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification.
    • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification.
    • Mature learners with relevant management experience.

    Method of Assessment:
    This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge base qualification.

    Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work can also be provided while considering GDPR as part of assessment.

    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.

    Support facility available:
    24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
    Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
    Research and support materials available to learner.

    Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
    Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector.

    Method of Payment:
    Employer funding and invoicing.
    Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.
    For 3 monthly instalment payment plan, complete the contact us form below to make arrangement for instalment.  
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