The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Management is intended to develop learners’ understanding of contemporary issues of sustainability, environmental management with the inclusion of ESG in policy, theory and practice.
Learners are provided with an opportunity to understand the current trends in the business world and engage with challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country. It provides knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager or a consultant in the sector.
The qualification offers mandatory and optional units. The aim of the mandatory units is to ensure that all students reach a good level of awareness of environmental and sustainability issues relating to management and develop language and terminology to be able to have an informed conversation with practitioners. The optional units allow students to explore further areas relating to the environment and sustainability in their area of interest.
Learners will develop an understanding of sustainability as a physical phenomenon and its financial and non-financial impact on business performance, governance of private and public bodies, policy making and society. Students will become familiar with key international agreements that are currently driving the sustainability agenda and will appreciate how aspects of leadership and culture impacts change.
Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to work in a variety of roles within business strategy, consulting roles as well as role in the non-profit sector or government.
These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 21 and above.
The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:
English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.
The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with a university to achieve a full masters programme.
Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up programmes with advanced standing at many universities in the UK and overseas. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.