OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology

About this course

Objectives

The principal objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology qualification is to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills required to apply psychological research, business tools and methods within a variety of organisational settings and corporate cultures.

The scope of this qualification addresses all the primary business functions and how these are interrelated and integrated to inform organisational culture, develop critical thinking, and contribute to strategic decision making.

Equivalences

OTHM level 7 diplomas are located on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and are recognised as being at the same level as Master’s degrees.

However, they are shorter (120 credits) qualifications which means learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with an appropriate university to achieve a full Master’s qualification.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Module1: Health, Work and Stress (20 credits)

it focuses on examining the intricate relationship between workplace environments, job demands, and employee well-being.

This module delves into various aspects such as stress management techniques, work-life balance strategies, and interventions to enhance employee resilience and mental health.

Learners will explore theories of stress, assess the impact of work-related stressors on individual and organizational performance, and develop skills in implementing effective health and wellness programs within organizational contexts.

Overall, this module equips learners with the knowledge and tools needed to address workplace stressors, promote employee well-being, and create healthier and more productive work environments.

Module 2: Motivation, Job design, and extrinsic rewards (20 credits)

it focuses on exploring theories and practices related to employee motivation, job design, and the use of extrinsic rewards in the workplace.

This module delves into various motivational theories, such as Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Herzberg's two-factor theory, and examines their application to job design and the structuring of extrinsic rewards systems.

Learners will gain insights into the factors that influence employee motivation, the role of job characteristics in enhancing job satisfaction and performance, and the design of effective reward systems to incentivize desired behaviors and outcomes.

By studying this module, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement motivational strategies that promote employee engagement, productivity, and organizational success.

Module 3: Organisational development and change (20 credits)

it focuses on understanding the theory and practice of organizational development (OD) and change management.

This module explores various aspects such as the process of organizational change, resistance to change, and strategies for implementing successful change initiatives.

Learners will gain insights into diagnosing organizational problems, planning and implementing change interventions, and evaluating their effectiveness.

Additionally, the module examines the role of organizational culture, leadership, and communication in facilitating organizational change.

By studying this module, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to lead and manage organizational change initiatives effectively, fostering innovation, adaptability, and organizational resilience.

Module 4: Leadership and Management style (20 credits)

it focuses on examining various leadership theories, styles, and management approaches within organizational contexts.

This module delves into different leadership models, such as transformational, transactional, situational, and servant leadership, and explores their application in influencing employee behavior, motivation, and performance.

Learners will gain insights into the characteristics of effective leaders, the impact of leadership styles on organizational culture and performance, and the role of emotional intelligence in leadership effectiveness.

Additionally, the module examines management styles and techniques for managing teams, resolving conflicts, and achieving organizational goals. By studying this module, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to assess leadership and management styles, adapt their leadership approach to different situations, and effectively lead teams to achieve organizational objectives.

Module 5: Team building (20 credits)

it focuses on understanding the dynamics of teams within organizational settings and developing strategies to build and manage effective teams.

This module explores various aspects of team dynamics, including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and decision-making. Learners will examine theories and models of team development, factors influencing team effectiveness, and techniques for enhancing team performance.

Additionally, the module covers strategies for building cohesive and high-performing teams, such as team building activities, leadership development, and fostering a positive team culture.

By studying this module, learners will gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead and facilitate teams, maximize team productivity, and create a supportive and inclusive team environment conducive to achieving organizational goals.

 
 
Module 6: Research design in business psychology (20 credits)

it focuses on equipping learners with advanced research skills and methodologies applicable to the field of business psychology.

This module covers various aspects of research design, including formulating research questions, selecting appropriate research methods, designing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing meaningful conclusions.

Learners will explore both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies commonly used in business psychology research, such as surveys, experiments, case studies, interviews, and observations.

Additionally, the module emphasizes ethical considerations in research, including obtaining informed consent, protecting participant confidentiality, and ensuring research integrity.

By studying this module, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct rigorous and ethical research in business psychology, contributing to evidence-based decision-making and advancing knowledge in the field.

Duration and delivery

OTHM do not specify the mode of delivery for its qualifications, therefore OTHM Centres are free to deliver this qualification using any mode of delivery that meets the needs of their Learners. However, OTHM Centres should consider the Learners’ complete learning experience when designing the delivery of programmes.

OTHM Centres must ensure that the chosen mode of delivery does not unlawfully or unfairly discriminate, whether directly or indirectly, and that equality of opportunity is promoted. Where it is reasonable and practicable to do so, it will take steps to address identified inequalities or barriers that may arise.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) which are listed in each unit gives the Centres the number of hours of teacher-supervised or direct study time likely to be required to teach that unit.

The qualification has been designed to take learners on a structured learning pathway. The sequencing of units is likely to encourage proactive engagement due to the nature of the subjects and topics therein, whilst also supporting learners to develop the learning and assessment skills required to be successful at level 7.

Assessment and verification

The units in this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Specific assessment guidance and relevant marking criteria for each unit are made available in the Assignment Brief document. These are made available to centres immediately after registration of one or more learners.

Progression

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology 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 maybe eligible to progress to Master’s top-up at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing. For more information visit the University Progressions page on our website www.othm.org.uk.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Mature learners with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course


English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page on our website www.othm.org.uk.

Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant work experience in the public service field may also be considered. This could be in roles in local or national government, or in non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, the voluntary and charitable sector, and private sector roles which support or deliver public services.

What you will learn

Health, Work, and Stress (20 credits):

  • Understanding the relationship between work environments, job demands, and employee health and well-being.
  • Exploring strategies for managing workplace stress, promoting work-life balance, and enhancing employee resilience.

Motivation, Job Design, and Extrinsic Rewards (20 credits):

  • Studying theories of motivation and their application to job design and employee performance.
  • Examining the role of extrinsic rewards such as compensation, benefits, and recognition in motivating employees and enhancing job satisfaction.

Organisational Development and Change (20 credits):

  • Exploring theories and practices of organizational development (OD) and change management.
  • Understanding the process of organizational change, resistance to change, and strategies for implementing successful change initiatives.

Leadership and Management Style (20 credits):

  • Analyzing different leadership styles and their impact on employee motivation, engagement, and performance.
  • Examining the role of leaders in shaping organizational culture, fostering innovation, and promoting effective teamwork.

Team Building (20 credits):

  • Learning principles and techniques for building and managing effective teams in organizational settings.
  • Exploring factors influencing team dynamics, communication, collaboration, and decision-making.

Research Design in Business Psychology (20 credits):

  • Developing research skills and methodologies relevant to business and organizational psychology.
  • Learning to design and conduct research studies, collect and analyze data, and draw meaningful conclusions to inform organizational decision-making and practice.

Overall, the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology provides learners with a solid foundation in applying psychological principles to address various challenges and opportunities within organizational contexts. Graduates of the program are prepared for roles in human resources, organizational development, talent management, and consulting, where they can make meaningful contributions to enhancing employee well-being, organizational effectiveness, and overall performance.

Benefits of this course

Comprehensive Skill Development:

  • The course covers a wide range of topics, including stress management, motivation, organizational development, leadership, team building, and research design, providing learners with a comprehensive skill set applicable to various organizational settings.

Enhanced Career Prospects:

  • Holding a Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology enhances career prospects in roles such as human resources management, organizational development, talent management, leadership development, and consultancy.

Practical Application of Psychology:

  • The course applies psychological principles to address real-world challenges and opportunities within organizational contexts, enabling learners to make meaningful contributions to employee well-being, organizational effectiveness, and performance improvement.

In-depth Understanding of Workplace Dynamics:

  • Learners gain insights into the complexities of workplace dynamics, including employee motivation, job satisfaction, stress management, team dynamics, and leadership styles, enhancing their ability to navigate and influence organizational behavior effectively.

Research Skills Development:

  • The course emphasizes research skills and methodologies relevant to business and organizational psychology, enabling learners to design and conduct research studies, analyze data, and draw evidence-based conclusions to inform organizational decision-making and practice.

Personal and Professional Growth:

  • Engaging in the course fosters personal and professional growth by developing critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills essential for success in the field of business psychology.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Interacting with instructors, peers, and industry professionals during the course provides valuable networking opportunities, which can lead to collaborations, mentorship, job referrals, and access to new career opportunities.

Flexibility and Accessibility:

  • Many OTHM programs offer flexible study options, allowing learners to balance their studies with work and other commitments, enabling professionals to pursue further education without disrupting their careers.

Overall, the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Business and Organisational Psychology offers a valuable pathway for individuals to advance their careers, acquire specialized skills, and make meaningful contributions to organizational success and employee well-being.

Qualification Number: 610/2213/5

£2,500.00

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