The objective of the OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies is to provide learners with a foundation to provide an entry route to UK and international university courses. It is designed to ensure that each learner is equipped with knowledge of study skills, mathematics, computing, society and culture, business and accounting, providing the knowledge and skills to adapt rapidly to change and progress with their learning.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.


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The aim of this module is to consolidate learners’ knowledge of mathematics and to introduce more topics in the areas of statistical methods and linear algebra.  As  the business  world  embraces  the  use  of  bigger  data  in  all  areas  of  operation,  the mathematical  techniques  taught  in  this  module  will  be  necessary  to  aid  in  the understanding of data, valuable in enhancing future employment prospects

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This module provides an introduction to computing and the concepts of hardware and its uses.   Learners will gain an understanding of data systems and data presentation, key aspects of computer networks and the importance of ethical and legal issues in relation to computing

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This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals of accounting and economics.  Learners will gain an understanding of financial reports through their preparation, based on the double-entry bookkeeping system which is essential for the management of any organisation. The unit will also develop learners’ understanding of  how  economic  issues  affect  choices  about  resources  and  markets  and  how consumers,   producers   and   governments   interact   in   markets   nationally   and internationally

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This unit will provide learners with knowledge  and understanding of how different forms of business ownership operate. It will cover how businesses are run in terms of their form of ownership,  the impact of external factors on business success, understanding the different objectives businesses may have, and the key functional areas within a business which enable it to operate effectively.

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The module introduces students to a variety of contemporary issues related to society and culture, enabling learners to understand social and cultural literacy by developing their knowledge and understanding of societies and cultures

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This module is designed to help students develop competence in and awareness of academic English and study skills in preparation for entry to an undergraduate degree programmes.