OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management aims to provide understanding and skills to learners in human resource management; thereby learners will acquire knowledge by an integrated approach of theory in human resource management and practice using real time activities. Upon successful completion of this program the learners will attain strategic human resource management and leadership skills and enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or to work toward a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

  • All the important management theories and models are covered in this course. As a result, the students will gain a better understanding of the various management techniques that are applicable in the workplace.
  • Will be helpful to the students to develop their problem-solving skills through the practical application of the various management models and theories.
  • A nationally – recognised qualification, the credits earned at this course can be transferred to other courses, if the students want to pursue MBA or any other Masters.
  • On successful completion of the course the students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the various management practices which will improve their chances of making a successful career progression.

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  • Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21 years) with management experience
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • On successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management, a number of progression opportunities become available:

    • Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing; or
    • Directly into employment in an associated profession.
    • Quality, Standards and Recognitions- OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) hence the learners can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as well.
    • Career Development to increase credibility with employers- All OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge that every employer is looking for. The learners pursuing an OTHM qualification will obtain an opportunity to enhance knowledge and grow key competencies to tackle situations and work projects more effectively which will in turn gives learners the potential to get promotion within workplace. Alternatively, it allows them to progress onto a MBA top-up/ Bachelor degree / Master degree programmes around the World.
    • Flexible study options- All OTHM qualifications has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value will give an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.

    Three different types of qualification are:

    • Award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
    • Certificate is achieved with 13 – 36 credits
    • Diploma is achieved with at least 37 credits

    The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

    Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

    Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


    Reference No : J/618/1339

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    The aim of this unit is to understand the role of strategic management of human resources, the achievement of organisational objectives in different contexts. The learner will also learn how contemporary issues in external business environment impact organisations and the management of human resources. Analyse the impact of organisational strategy, structure and culture on HR strategy and the management of human resources.

    Reference No : A/618/1340

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    The aim of this unit is to understand the role of the human resource function in contemporary organisations. Learners will examine and critically evaluate the purpose and objectives of human resource management Understanding, designing and implementation of HR action plans for promoting employee engagement and organisational performance

    Reference No : F/618/1341

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    This unit aims to understand the key concepts of leadership and management. The learners will also learn the role of motivation, teamwork and effective communication in effective leadership. This will help to reflect the nature of the roles and competences relevant at a strategic management level.

    Reference No : J/618/1342

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    The aim of this unit is to develop in order to understand the design and implementation of performance and reward management systems within the environment of the organisation. Learners will attain both practical and theoretical understanding of recruitment, selection, employee retention and dismissal and related aspects of Global talent management. Learners can critically analyse external and internal environmental factors that influence performance and reward management.

    Reference No : L/618/1343

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    The aim of this unit is to enhance learners understanding of the key principles that underpin Managing Employment Relations. The learners will develop understanding of employee relation & Employment Law and their purpose, specifically focusing on recruitment and selection legislation and the employment protection provided for different types of organisation.

    Reference No : T/508/0626

    Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

    The aim of this unit is to develop learners understanding of research principles including the formulation of literature reviews, statistical analysing using SPSS, research proposals, referencing, data collection using surveys and interviews, questionnaire design, qualitative data and methods for drawing conclusions from the analysed data.

    Delivery Methods

    School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

    We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

    The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

    Resources and Support

    School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

    Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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