OTHM Level 3 Certificate In Business Studies

OTHM Level 3 Certificate In Business Studies


The objective of OTHM Level 3 Certificate In Business Studies is to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the operations and structure of businesses. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with some of the underpinning knowledge. It enhances the skills required to succeed in employment or further studies.


Level 3 Certificate of OTHM in Business Studies enables learners to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills in the business including the sources which will develop while studying the business course, easily understand the business system. A certificate in Business Studies is a very important course if you are planning to be successful in the ever-growing business industry.

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Delivery Methods

Keyplan College of Colombo provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning, distance learning, and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to interact with tutors and also we do provide our student KC Colombo online portal where students can see all the study notes, assignments briefing, and online library.


The Certificate course in Business Studies is available in 2 duration modes:

3 Month

6 Month


The Level 3 Certificate In Business Studies of OTHM is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body (Othm)

Course Delivery

The program is  delivered:

  • Online
  • Blended
  • In class

Entry Requirements

The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression to apply for the course:

  • Learners should be at least 16 years and above.

Module Structure

The Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification consists of 2 mandatory units plus 1 optional unit for a combined total of 30 credits, 300 Total Qualification Hours (TQT), and 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Unit Ref. No.Mandatory UnitsCreditGLHTQT
R/616/0686Introduction to Research and Academic Skills1060100
L/616/2713Introduction to the Business Environment1060100
Optional Units: Choose any ONE
H/616/0692Introduction to Customer Service1060100
J/616/2712Using IT for Business1060100
D/616/2716Introduction to Marketing1060100


Successful completion of Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas like

  1. OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management
  2. Qualifi Level 4 Diploma in Business Management


Assessment is via assignment submission

No Exams

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