OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership

Equivalent to Executive Master of Education Management

  • Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership from the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM.


Schweizer Institut für Hochschulbildung in Management and Innovation (MI Swiss) is the International Institute of SIMI Swiss. When participating in the program coordinated by MI Swiss with partner universities, students receive the following advantages:

85% Tuition Saving

Students can enrol in the original Swiss program from SIMI Swiss and save up to 85% on tuition costs by not pursuing a SIMI Swiss degree while receiving support from partner universities.

Fully Accredited

All programs at MI Swiss are accredited at both institutional and programmatic levels and are recognized by our partner universities.

Academic Support System

Students receive academic, English language support and academic mentoring through an exclusive support system from local science partners.

Flexible Learning Model

Live Class with SIMI Swiss's Lecturers, optimizing studying process for busy individuals.

Program in details

01 Introduction

Level 7 Diploma program OTHM in Education Management and Leadership is a development-oriented program for managers and leaders in the field of education at the postgraduate level.

The program imparts knowledge of educational policies, global education trends, and specialized management skills in the unique educational environment. It also provides modern tools to enhance effective management and design of programs, aligning with the accreditation standards set by reputable organizations.

MI Swiss is proud to be the International Cooperation Institute of SIMI Swiss, implementing the Level UK Master's program group with recognition from the UK national competency certification and examination system.

Through the MI Swiss Institute for International Cooperation, fellows can participate in original programs and receive exclusive study support from SIMI Swiss, while also earning qualifications from partner universities. This model helps students save up to 85% of tuition compared to the original cost when not getting a qualification directly from SIMI Swiss.

02 Program Details

The program consists of mandatory modules, totaling 120 UK Credits, lasting a minimum of 1 years.

Mandatory Modules:
Graduating from the program, the learner could:
    • Develop leadership capacity in pedagogical environments amidst changing times.
    • Acquire research and self-development skills to become an internationally accredited educational manager.
    • Formulate educational models adhering to international quality management standards.
    • Plan effective marketing and enrollment strategies in a competitive educational market.
    • Confidently lead and manage lecturer teams, inheriting and imparting pedagogical management classes.
    • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to emerging education trends, integrating technology for enhanced teaching and learning.
    • Design, evaluate, and manage training programs aligned with program and syllabus expectations.
Teaching and learning strategies:

The program's central training philosophy starts with understanding the theory and case studies currently applied in world enterprises and then applies the learned knowledge to the enterprises themselves and the learners’ business environment. In addition to the practical knowledge, the program also equips the necessary skills for a business leader and manager in the volatile and risky global business context.

The program is Learner-centered and focuses on solving learners’ problems:

The Learner-centered training method will focus on solving learners’ problems through background knowledge and case studies that are applied in successful businesses worldwide. Through each module, learners will step by step solve management problems that they face every day with the guidance of the theoretical system, the practice system, expert lecturers and local teaching assistants.

Assessment and verification:

All subjects of the Level UK program are evaluated by the London Academy of Sciences, MI Swiss, SIMI Swiss and the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body OTHM. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attain the competencies detailed in the program Syllabus.

03 Admission

In addition to the entry requirements, candidates applying to the program are also assessed for their suitability by the admissions committee before joining the program to ensure that they can acquire and benefit from the program.

Entry requirements:

To enroll this program, learners must possess one of the criteria below:

    • A Bachelor’s qualification in Majors from accredited universities; 
    • Or A Level 6 EQF diploma or equivalent. Level 6 Diploma must be from organizations that are authorized to issue qualifications and have been accredited.
English requirements:

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

    • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent;
    • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent.

Please note: SIMI and MI Swiss reserve the right to make admissions decisions based on the requirements of recognized agencies and the global quotas of the program.

04 Learning Method

MI Swiss functions as an International Cooperation Institute of the Swiss Information and Management Institute (SIMI Swiss), established with the aim of providing learners with more opportunities to participate in Swiss programs in the context that SIMI Swiss's tuition subsidy programs have reached their maximum quota.


MI Swiss implements SIMI Swiss programs, but
learners will receive their qualifications from
university partners, allowing students to save
on tuition fees while still accessing Swiss-Made
academic programs at a more affordable cost


With the goal of providing an effective learning experience and adapting to the global educational landscape, programs at SIMI Swiss apply a Hybrid learning model (combining Live classes and online local tutors), helping to optimize learning efficiency for busy working people.


The following video will provide learners with a direct and comprehensive overview of enrolling in online classes at SIMI Swiss:


Supporting Systems:

We understand that pursuing a postgraduate accredited program can be both exciting and challenging, especially for busy adult learners. To assist in overcoming challenges, we’ve developed the SIMI Swiss Supporting Systems, designed to help navigate any difficulties during learners studies.


For a comprehensive overview of our support, please watch our informative videos for assistance at every step of your academic journey:


Effective SIMI Pedagogy:

At SIMI, we pay special attention to the effectiveness of our programs. As for our exclusive teaching method specifically designed for busy learners, we strongly believe that this method will allow learners to seamlessly integrate foundational theory and professional knowledge into the context of real life and career.


The following video will help you understand this method more deeply:


05 Transition from another program

In collaboration with APEL.Q (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications), the world's first experience-to-credit and diploma conversion system, students who are in the middle of studying in a peer-level program can can be considered for transfer to MI Swiss and partner university programs to save time and costs.

Candidate benefits:
    • Learners do not have to retake the subjects they have learned if the subjects have the same or similar Learning Outcome of the subjects that MI Swiss is implementing.
    • Reduced fees based on the number of transferable credits.
    • Reduced study and graduation time corresponding to transferable credits.
Applicable objects:
    • Students studying in other programs wish to transfer results to programs of MI Swiss and partner universities.
    • Students have graduated from an equivalent program who wish to save time and money to earn a qualification in another major.
Admission and Transfer Principles:
    • The program being accepted must be equivalent and within the same field of study.
    • Courses previously completed (with transcripts, results, or proof of study) must fully or partially correspond to the courses in the MI Swiss program and its partner university.
    • MI Swiss and its partner university reserve the right to determine (1) the number of credits to be transferred, (2) the fees to be reduced, and (3) the potential shortening of the program duration.
    • MI Swiss does not accept students from fraudulent universities.


06 Accreditation of OTHM

The program is accredited at the national level in the United Kingdom, recognized as equivalent to all education systems in the UK. Upon graduation, students receive a diploma that is part of the UK National Qualifications Framework, accredited and recognized by the Ofqual UK.Gov Awarding Body.

    • See more information of the recognition at institutional level by the UK education authority Ofqual (UK.Gov) HERE.
    • See more information about the accreditation and recognition of Level UK HERE.
    • OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is accredited with the Ofqual UK.Gov code 603/4248/1.
  • Video: Why is Level UK of the British government the optimal choice for learners and employers?

  • Video: The meaning of Level System in the labor market in the context of global labor mobility:

  • Video: The meaning of Level System in global diploma recognition:

Guidelines of how to check the recognition of OTHM:

07 Disclaimer

The Swiss Information and Management Institute (SIMI Swiss), MI Swiss along with our Partner Universities, Academic Partners, Local Supporting Partners, and Qualification Awarding Bodies (collectively referred to as the 'Parties' or 'We'), hereby state and affirm that:


    • The Parties expressly disclaim any guarantee of acceptance of a degree by a third party. The acceptance or rejection of a degree is contingent upon the discretion of the receiving entity.
    • The Parties explicitly disavow any guarantee pertaining to salary increments, promotions, new employment opportunities, or employment acceptance subsequent to graduation.
    • Although there exist regulations concerning cross-recognition and equivalence of qualifications, it is important to note that each country, organization, and entity retains the right to acknowledge and recognize its own degrees. The Parties do not assure automatic recognition of degrees during the diploma and certificate usage process, including the issuing of transcripts, by any of our members. Furthermore, the Parties do not assure or endorse the process of recognizing equivalent qualifications (if applicable).
    • The Parties do not assure or commit to facilitating opportunities for immigration, employment abroad, acquisition of work permits, teaching permits, or professional licenses in the UK, Europe, or any other country.
    • While the Parties extend maximum support, they do not guarantee 100% approval of student visas (in the case of full-time study) or Schengen visas (for attendance at the graduation ceremony in Europe) if learners do not meet the requirements of the host country and the competent authority responsible for immigration, relocation, and settlement in other countries.

How to check Accreditation and Recognition of OTHM?


01 What are the superior distinctions does Level UK have?

Level UK is a practical and modern training program developed by the UK government since 2016, amidst economic fluctuations, global migration, and a surge in demand for overseas work by professionals. Among numerous training programs, Level UK is the optimal choice for learners who aspire to:


    • Cost savings: The cost of Level UK is only 20% of that for undergraduate and postgraduate education in the United Kingdom.
    • National recognition: As part of the UK national qualification framework, qualifications within the Level UK system are acknowledged by the UK government and the majority of countries and territories, including the United States and Canada.
    • Unlimited transition: In the dynamic work environment, the ability to transition, adapt to new specialties, and swiftly adjust to new work environments is particularly crucial. Level UK enables students to obtain a second qualification in majors from UK public universities and worldwide in just 6 to 9 months with the completion of a thesis.
    • Super Savings Study Abroad: For those who desire full-time studies at public universities in the UK and other countries but have budget constraints, Level UK is the most cost-effective path. For instance, after completing the Level 7 Diploma, students can pursue full-time studies for a Master’s qualification at public universities in the UK and only need to pay fees for the thesis stage.
    • Quick Graduation for Employment: The Level UK program is not protracted, and it excludes research-oriented subjects found in traditional programs. Students can graduate promptly upon completing the coursework.
    • Equivalent Recognition with no Discrimination against Traditional University Education in the UK and Worldwide: The Level UK system, developed by the UK government, exhibits correlation, equivalence, and seamless transferability with traditional education systems without limitations.
    • Online Learning without Impacting Employment: The Level UK program is 100% implemented through a fully online or Hybrid model (combining Live Class instruction – live televised classes with local academic support systems). The learning models optimize the learning process for working individuals.


  • Video: Why is Level UK of the British government the optimal choice for learners and employers?


  • Video: The meaning of Level System in the labor market in the context of global labor mobility:


  • Video: The meaning of Level System in global diploma recognition:

02 Is my Level 7 Diploma equivalent to a Master's qualification?

Based on the UK national qualifications framework and the compatibility between the Level framework (RQF Framework) and the traditional university education system (FHEQ Framework), the Level 7 Diploma of the Level UK system is equivalent to the level of a Master’s qualification in the UK according to the UK higher education framework.


According to the direction of the UK government, the Level 7 Diploma is implemented entirely in the direction of practical competencies, so there is no research phase. With the practical and applied orientation mentioned above, the Level 7 Diploma of Level UK will encompass all subjects of a Master’s program but will not include research subjects and/or credits, resulting in fewer credits compared to a Master’s qualification in the UK.


Reference (information below is sourced from relevant entities authorized by the UK government, and it is not the property of Level UK):


    • Reference portal linking various Levels in the UK national education system: HERE.
    • Comparison table between UK education levels and European education levels: HERE.
    • Confirmation from ENIC NARIC regarding the equivalence of the RQF Level 7 Diploma to a Master’s qualification in the UK:

Note: The information and images here are for reference purposes only regarding the recognition of OTHM’s RQF level 7 as equivalent to the Master’s level, and the information in the images may be related to another institution or organization, not under the ownership of the London Academy of Sciences (LAS). LAS and Level UK are not responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the information provided in the reference images.


    • Confirmation from the UK NARIC Examination Office regarding Level 7 Diploma:

Note: The information provided here is accurate as of the publication date, and the content may be subject to changes based on the regulations of each country without prior notice.

03 How is my Level 7 Diploma recognized globally?

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership program is accredited by the UK’s government with the Qualification Number:  603/4248/1.

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is recognized at Level 7 of the UK National Qualifications Framework and Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework:

Based on the systems comparing the equivalency between the National Qualifications Framework and regional frameworks:

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is recognized as Master Level across Europe according to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is recognized as Master Level across Australia according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):

Source: Australia Gov – Comparative Analysis of the Australian Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning: Joint Technical Report

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is recognized as Master Level across African according to the African Qualifications Framework (ACQF):

Source: African Continental Qualifications Framework ACQF MAPPING STUDY


The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership is recognized as Master Level in the ASEAN region according to the common ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework. Check HERE

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership in the United States and Canada: 

Being a qualification within the framework of the UK National Qualifications Framework, recognized by Ofqual, OTHM’s diploma is not only acknowledged in the UK, Europe, and countries that adhere to the National Qualification Framework but also in countries with education systems that haven’t strictly implemented the National Qualification Framework, such as the United States and Canada.


The following instructions are for verifying the recognition of OTHM by WES (World Education Services) in the United States and Canada for immigration and educational purposes. Please note that the information is accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to changes by WES and the regulations of individual governments.


WES (World Education Services) is a non-profit organization that provides credential evaluation services for international students seeking to study and work in the United States and Canada. The information below is provided solely to demonstrate that OTHM is verified by WES at the time of the information’s release and is not intended for any other purposes, including promotion, support, commitment to immigration, or relocation. SIMI Swiss and its partners do not commit to, charge for, or provide consultation on this service.


After registering an account with WES (free of charge), individuals seeking recognition will see the following tables in sequence.



Important Notes: The concept of RECOGNITION as described is determined by the correlation between equivalent reference frameworks among countries and regions. However, each country retains the right to decide whether to recognize a diploma, a program, or a graduate candidate based on its specific regulations, which may change over time and may have differing perspectives between education systems. Therefore, the information provided is for reference only, and we do not commit or promise that your diploma will be automatically recognized in any country.

04 How does the training process take place?

Students will directly study with SIMI Swiss with a 100% Swiss original program using a fully online or Hybrid learning model (combines Live Class sessions with foreign instructors along with a local online support system).


The video below describes the learning process of SIMI Swiss:


05 Is studying Live Class with SIMI effective?

Live Class is a training model that has developed dramatically when students can interact directly with instructors, while still having access to self-study materials on the Swiss LMS system.


The video below describes the pedagogy and effectiveness of SIMI Swiss’s Learning model with Live Class:


06 Who will be studying with me, and who are the instructors?

When implemented globally, Level UK exclusively collaborates with SIMI Swiss. Students pursuing the Level 7 Diploma will directly engage with SIMI Swiss and study alongside SIMI Swiss Master’s students.

07 How is the results recognition process carried out?

Level UK is a government-recognized program, so the results recognition process involves two independent assessments: Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) and External Quality Assurance (EQA) for each course and training outcome.


IQA: After completing a course, students submit their assignments to the SIMI Swiss system, and SIMI Swiss instructors assess the results. Provisional results are then returned to the students.


EQA: At the end of the course, all results are sent to the UK for an independent evaluation. The final results will be recognized and awarded a qualification by OTHM.

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