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Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code K24BEFB10A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The objective of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Project Management is to develop a learner’s practical project management skills and prepare them to work in a wide range of contexts. The Level 4 units provides an introduction to relevant project management principles and practice. All units include both theoretical and practical content. Units are:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • People Management
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Management in Projects
  • Business Markets
  • Personal and Professional Development

Students will also learn about the importance of reflecting on their current practice, identifying their own learning needs and professional development. Successful completion of the course will support learners progressing to university, and to provide learners with the requisite skills and knowledge to enter the world of work in their chosen sector.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Be able to implement the key principles of project management and use project management tools and techniques.
  • Understand how external and internal factors can affect HRM decision making in relation to organisational development.
  • Be able to use financial planning tools to analyse financial data and assess business risks.
  • Understand the different types, structures, size and scope of organisations in project management.
  • Be able to develop a project plan to support a marketing campaign for an organisation.
  • Be able to create a personal development plan to become effective project leader and manager.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Diploma in Project Management [OTHM]

Class format and activities

The mode of delivery for this course involves a combination of in-centre learning, online delivery as well as intensive weekends. The Microsoft Teams online platform and supported apps are used to support learning together with videos to review lectures, work-based learning activities, presentations, tutorials, online learning, workshops, critical debates, and seminars. In addition, you will be supported by a work-based professional advocate and tutors at Morley College London.

Progress is measured by assignments, work-related projects, demonstration of professional competence in work-based situations, and practical activities that apply the knowledge you have gained. There are no written exams. When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading articles and books, working on individual projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Canvas, the online virtual learning platform.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from anyone with relevant work and experience and capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification. All students are expected to have a good standard of computer literacy. Applicants will be invited for interview to discuss their work and experience in more detail. Students who have recently been in education are likely to need one of the following:

  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business
  • a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English ? other related Level 3 qualifications
  • an Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • relevant work experience, or
  • an international equivalent to the above qualifications.

Our Recognition of Prior Learning policy means that students’ previous learning and experience can be taken into account, and they may be awarded certain qualifications or units of a qualification based on that learning or experience.

Students applying for this course that is taught and assessed completely in English will need a certain level of English language skills. Before accepting students onto a programme, we will make sure that those who are non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5).

What you need to know before you enrol

This course will be delivered in person by attendance at college and online via live webinars and e-learning. All students will need to attend college and access live webinars and e-learning 2 afternoons/evenings each week between 1pm to 8:30pm on a Monday and Wednesday.

TBC Students are expected to undertake independent study and complete assignments and coursework outside of college time. The College has a range of specialist resources to support the delivery of the programme. You will have access to computers, scanners, and printers in the Business department and in the College’s learning centre. Students will be assessed through graded projects and coursework, assignments, and reflective journals.

What you need

If you are interested in applying for the OTHM L4 Diploma in Project Management, then please apply using the link on this webpage. The qualification is awarded by OTHM.

You can apply for student finance as the below Student finance login - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). This course is classified as a full-time. You will need access to a laptop or PC to carry out independent study and complete assignments. Relevant textbooks and other learning materials.

What you can do next

The Level 4 Diploma allows students to progress to a Level 5 course then to degree-level study, or into employment at lower/middle management roles. Once students have achieved the Level 4 Diploma, they can develop their career in the respective sector by:

  • progressing onto the L5 Diploma in Project Management (if offered) or the Leadership & Management L5 HTQ
  • entering employment
  • continuing existing employment and seek promotion.
  • linking with the appropriate professional body
  • committing to continuing professional development, or
  • studying at university.

Progression to university The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, for example:

  • BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Leadership and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA Business and Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Global Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Business Management Progression on an apprenticeship
  • Operations or Departmental Manager L5
  • Project Controls Professional L6
  • Project Manager (integrated degree) L6
  • Chartered Manager (degree) L6


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