Level 7 Diploma in Project Management


Course Description

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management (120 credits) from OTHM qualification is designed to meet the needs of senior managers responsible for projects and provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental topics needed to manage business projects within a complex and ever-changing environment.This Diploma in Project Management qualification will develop a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of projects, programmes and portfolio management and facilitate the essential skills and competences necessary to plan, monitor, control and deliver successful projects, programmes and portfolios.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management qualification there are a huge number of jobs available to you with this qualification, in almost every sector of business. All businesses, from small to multi-national companies need managers who can plan effectively, manage human resources efficiently and solve any problems quickly and competently. most businesses send their employees on training courses that cover this topic to one degree or another. However, it is a very useful weapon to have on your résumé. If you are in a management role and want to improve your skill set or, you are going for an interview for a project management role, being able to actually prove, on paper, that you are skilled in leading and managing projects will greatly improve your chances of getting the position over another candidate or in combination with a business diploma can give you all the skills required to start your own business.

Key Points

Level Diploma – Level 7
Credits 120
Mode of Study Online Learning
Hybrid Learning (Blended)
Duration 9 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,250 (Online)

£ 6,250 (Hybrid or Blended)

Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • After studying this course, you should be able to:
    • develop plans with relevant people to achieve the project’s goals
    • break work down into tasks and determine handover procedures
    • identify links and dependencies, and schedule to achieve deliverables
    • estimate and cost the human and physical resources required, and make plans to obtain the necessary resources
    • allocate roles with clear lines of responsibility and accountability

Career Direction

The beauty of being a good project manager with experience and the right skills is that you don’t have to get bored staying in the same industry or with the same company. If you feel tedium setting in, you can apply your skills and knowledge to any number of different fields. You may wish to consider applying for a position in one of the following roles:

  • A project manager
  • General manager
  • Operations manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Accounts manager
  • Business manager
  • Or any other management role

Further Education

Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Project Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further studies. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners are eligible to progress to a Master’s top-up programme at many optional universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing The top-up programme can be studied online or on campus. The top-up comprises the final 60 credits which consist of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.

Progression Routes:The top-up comprises the final 60 credits which consist of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module.


University routes for progression

The Diploma in Project Management programme is accredited by OTHM, an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Level 7 Project Management qualification, learners must possess:

An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or equivalent overseas qualification i.e. Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma OR
Mature learners (over 25) with at least 5 years of management experience if they do not possess the above qualification (this is reviewed on a case-by-case basis)


Learners are required to complete 5 mandatory units to achieve the 120 credits required to gain the Level 7 Diploma in Project Management

Mandatory Units
Planning Controlling and Leading a Project
Procurement Risk and Contract Management
Advanced Project and Logistics Management
Operations and Information Management for Project Managers
Advanced Research Methods

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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