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Diplomas in

Gain an accredited education diploma to hone your teaching skills or to take your school leadership career to new heights.

The diplomas below are awarded by either OTHM, Notting Hill College or TQUK (through our partnership with Notting Hill College). TQUK and OTHM are recognised by the UK governmental regulator, Ofqual, and are on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) and Notting Hill College are accredited by the BAC. Their qualifications can be taken at any age in order to continue or return to education or training.


Check the equivalences between the RQF and other qualifications such as degrees.

Upon completion, students can further their studies or find suitable employment. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to find out more information.

Level 3 Diplomas

Level 3 Diplomas

OTHM Level 3 Foundation Diploma for  Higher Education Studies

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 course

Credits: 120

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Equivalency: Foundation year at university

Level 5 Diplomas

Level 5 Diplomas

TQUK Level 5 Certificate in  TEFL

Provided by Notting  Hill College

This OFQUAL-regulated course will give students access to thousands of teaching positions in language schools worldwide. You’ll study all the modules necessary to build you into a smart, capable teacher, including Teaching Pronunciation, Lesson Planning, and Using Resources Effectively. Notting Hill College provide a flexible structure so the course progresses on whatever timeline suits you best.

Credits: 29

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Equivalency: Second year of a Bachelor's degree

Level 6 Diplomas

Level 6 Diplomas

TQUK Level 6 Diploma in  TESOL

Provided by Notting Hill College

Designed for people with some teaching experience, the TESOL Level 6 delves further into the theory behind great teaching practice, focusing on teaching methodology, language theory, classroom planning, and linguistics and language teaching. OFQUAL regulation means that this diploma will be internationally recognised as adhering to a high British standard, and will demonstrate your commitment to becoming an educated, experienced TESOL professional.

Credits: 36

Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Equivalency: Final year of a Bachelor's degree

Notting Hill College Diploma in  
Educational Leadership & Management

RQF equivalent Level 6

Curated with the aim of growing education staff into efficient, integrity-driven and knowledgeable leaders, this course covers four key sections: Schools & Principals, Leadership Expectations, Managerial Responsibilities, and Vital Aspects of Practice. Having an ELM diploma demonstrates commitment to excelling in senior roles, and the Notting Hill staff will provide you with a personalised study plan to guide you through the course to success.

Credits: 30

Duration: 6 Months

Equivalency: Final year of a Bachelor's degree

Level 7 Diplomas

Level 7 Diplomas

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in  Education 
Management & Leadership

This diploma develops learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in education. It provides an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in your own country

Credits: 120

Duration: 8 - 12 Months

Equivalency: Master's degree

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