Awarded By


Credit Value

120 ECT


6- 8 Months

Study Mode

Distance/Blended (Online)


6 Units (20 credits each)


Assignment Based

Course Overview

OTHM is a UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). OTHM has a network of numerous delivery centers globally to deliver their qualifications in wide range of courses. OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Pursuing an OTHM qualification will give you the opportunity to enhance knowledge of business and management and grow key competencies to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows you to progress onto a Bachelor degree / Master degree / MBA top-up programmes around the World.

The objective of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning is to develop learners understanding of the theory and practice involved in education. It provides 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. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of curriculum planning, effective performance, action research and development. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within education and/or management. Successful completion of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards a relevant Degree or Masters programme with advanced standing.

The OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning 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 units

  • Lesson Planning (20 credits)
  • Reflective Teaching (20 credits)
  • Management of class dynamics(20 credits)
  • Curriculum Design (20 credits)
  • Integrated Education (20 credits)
  • Technology in Education (20 credits)

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 6-8 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online through Learners University College

For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 Diploma or equivalent recognized qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 6 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by Learners University College and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

Successful completion of the Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification enable learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study to OTHM Level 7 Diplomas. This qualification has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As the Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into relevant Master’s degree programme.

The OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Teaching and Learning enable learners to start their career in teaching field. Learners can acquire the positions as Lead teacher, curriculum developer, assessment planner, educational supervisor etc. Professional who are looking for leadership position can pursue Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership and top up the master’s from UK universities.

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