OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management


OTHM Level 7 Diploma Project Management qualification aims to develop the advanced skills of senior managers who are responsible for projects and incorporates a comprehensive understanding of the basic topics needed to manage business projects within a hectic environment. The aim of this qualification is to develop a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of project, programme and portfolio management and helps the learners to achieve the essential skills and competences necessary to plan, monitor, control and deliver successful projects, programmes and portfolios.

  • 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 Project 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 Project 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 Project Management qualification consists of 5 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.

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 : F/618/0223

Credit : 30 || TQT : 300

This unit aims to introduce learners to the realities of developing a project. It’ll also introduce learners to the challenges of project management practice within the global business arena. It aims to push thinking critically about project management as complex, process-based cultural systems and as constantly developing with the high performing team efforts. As increasing number of firms have project development and project management activities, understanding the efficient project management is of significant importance. Learners will know about the roles and responsibilities of a project team members. Various level of management skills are going to be studied with special analysis on success factors, monitoring and control.

Reference No : R/618/0226

Credit : 30 || TQT : 300

The aim of the unit is to enable the student to understand the core concepts of procurement along with the importance of identifying and managing risks related to procurement and contract management. The learners will also develop a critical understanding of various legislative frameworks important for procurement and consider frameworks for risk assessment in the procurement context.

Reference No : H/618/0229

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to know concepts of portfolio management and therefore the associated features. The worth of getting a Project Management Office also will be examined and also the stages of creating and effective project management office are going to be considered. Learners also will examine the provision chain ecosystem and review IT frameworks appropriate for logistics and supply chain complexities.

Reference No : K/618/0233

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The aim of this unit is to develop critical understanding of managing operations ,data and information systems within projects. The interrelationships within functional areas are examined and also the influence of up to date factors. Learners will explore organisational strategy in relevancy capacity to plan for products and consider the worth of inventory management using information systems and inventory scheduling.

Reference No : A/618/0236

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit aims to equip learners with the realistic, technical, and methodological skills to conduct independent research for the learners research and management broadly defined. It recognises that conducting research requires the enhancement of specific and generic research skills, including understanding the research design process, understanding different techniques for conducting research in business and management studies, and appreciating the moral and social implications of undertaking high value research. This unit will enable learners to develop critical awareness of key research skills as researchers and/or intendent practitioners.

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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