A strategic pathway for you career in Strategy and Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality or Education Management
At Canterbury College, we aim to make quality education accessible to everyone, everywhere.
The OTHM pathway programmes are an ideal solution for those who wish to specialise in various sectors, either locally or overseas.
With exceptional teaching, and relevant curriculum with multiple pathways, our students will be constantly engaged and ready for the world of work.
Flexible study options
All OTHM qualifications use the RQF rules that are made up of units. This provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Each unit has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value also gives an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification. Learners can pursue individual units and slowly build up the whole qualification.
Your pathway to a recognised British MBA in under 12 months
Building a community of passionate educators and leaders
Enriching the Lives of Our Students
Our aim is to create a program that engages and interests every single student. We strive to make learning fascinating by helping students accomplish challenges and exceed their goals in a caring and supportive environment. One of our ways of enriching the educational experience at our College is by staying involved with the Sri Lankan community. Reach out to learn more and contribute to Industry Standardisation.
OTHM - Level 7 Post Graduate Diplomas
Recognised British qualifications for professionals and business owners
OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 7 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Master’s Degrees, Integrated Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Certificates.
A Certified Pathway to a Globally Accredited MBA
Post study, students can simply complete a dissertation with an affiliated British university, with a further 60 unit credit points and thereby attain a Masters in Business Administration (with 180 combined Unit credit points in total).
There is no written examination under this model and it takes a typical structure of an executive MBA programme.
On completion of the PG Diploma students can complete their MBA top up in Sri Lanka or have the choice of transferring to a university in the UK where they can do their MBA top up over a further 6 months.
The PG Diploma part of the course can be offered over one long weekend of 16 hours (or two weekends of half day lecture each) per month, followed by research based course work that a student can complete remotely.
Standards & Recognition
Why Canterbury College?
The OTHM PG Diplomas offered by Canterbury College can be completed within 8 months.
OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.
Therefore pursuing an OTHM qualification will give you the opportunity to enhance knowledge of business and management and grow key competencies to tackle work projects and situations more effectively. This in turn gives you the potential to get promotions within the workplace.
Alternatively, it allows you to progress onto a Bachelors Degree / Masters Degree / MBA top-up programmes around the world.
Career Development to increase credibility with employers
As OTHM is regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), UK universities recognise OTHM qualifications and allow OTHM graduates to join relevant Bachelors Degree final year/Masters/MBA top-up programmes.
OTHM holds progression agreement with a number UK universities. That means learners can also join relevant programmes offered at Study Centres/Partner Colleges/Overseas Campuses of UK universities.
Take the next step in your career
The most affordable Postgraduate Diploma for Hospitality Professionals and Business Owners, currently on offer in Sri Lanka