OTHM Level 4 Business Management
The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management course aims to provide learners with an excellent foundation for
building a career in a range of organisations. It is designed to ensure
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
Level 4 is equivalent to year 1 of a Bachelor’s degree.
The course consists of 6 units. Each unit consists of 80 hours of teaching and 120 hours of recommended personal study time.
Guided learning hours may be provided as lectures, seminars or tutorials.
Students will study content in relation to the following subject areas:
- Research and Academic Writing
- Business Environment
- Introduction to Business Communication
- Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Business Functions
- Introduction to Finance
Please note, some lessons may be delivered online.
36 teaching weeks spread over a year
480 guided learning hours
720 hours recommended personal study
Total expected learning hours: 1,200
Minimum Level Requirements
English Language Requirement: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no less than 5.0 in any skill.
Qualification: Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 award / diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification.
Experience: Mature learners (aged 21) with management experience. Please check with ETC before registering.
Minimum age: 18 years +
Assessment may take the form of individual and team based projects and presentations / seminars, tests, personal learning journals, exams, continuous assessment, portfolios, mind maps and organising events, which are all based on the College's fair assessment policy.
Certificates and Credits
Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with an OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management, awarded by OTHM Qualifications.
OTHM Qualifications is approved and regulated by Ofqual.
Graduates of this course will receive 120 credits.
Upon successful completion of the course students can enter the OTHM Level 5 Business Management course.
Course Start Dates
Students can join the course in September and January. Applications for other start dates may be considered on a case-by-case basis after assessing the individual's prior learning.
General Level / Experience of Staff
Staff are qualified to at least one level above to the level they are teaching and hold a relevant teaching qualification.
Staff come from a range of backgrounds, including academic and industry specialisms. From time to time we may invite guest lecturers or subject specific specialists to take lectures / seminars.
Staff teaching English modules hold a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL qualification.
Fees and Other Relevant Costs
Tuition fees for new students: £14,600 (includes a £100 non-refundable enrolment fee).
Tuition fees for existing or continuing students: £14,500 per annum.
OTHM Registration: £250
Field Trips: costs will be charged as incurred, but will not exceed £200 per annum. Field trips are optional and do not contribute to the overall assessment.
Books: a range of books are recommended to supplement teaching and are purchased at the discretion of the student. All recommended texts are available in the College library for reference purposes.
All students are tested in English after registration at ETC. Additional support classes in English are included in the cost, if required.
Please download the programme specification for more information.
ETC’s University Counsellor Services
When you study with ETC you will be assigned to our University Counsellor.
They will help you to:
Find the university of your choice
Write your personal statement
Get letters of recommendation
Complete your university application
Find out about your extra curricular activities