Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training

120 Credits
12 Months

OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training


The objective of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification is to develop learners� understanding of theory and practice relating to their role in education. The qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country. It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective practitioner in the education sector. The units combine both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of effective performance, planning and accountability, development and team working. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.

  • Entry requirements

    For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification, learners must possess:

    • 1. Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent.
    • 2. Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course.
    • 3. Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
    • 4. English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Modules    Credits   
Principles, Theories and Practices of Education and Training 20
Create Education and Training Programmes 20
Engage Learners in the Education and Training Process 20
Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility 20
Evaluate Education and Training Provision 20
Reflect on and Maintain Own Skills and Practice in Education and Training 20

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.


Successful completion of OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Education and Training qualification provides learners with the opportunity for academic progressions to OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Education Training. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. For more information visit University Progressions page.

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