OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Management

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The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Management equips learners’ knowledge and skills to manage environmental and sustainability issues within the organization and is a reputed postgraduate qualification. Throughout the qualification, learners can explore topics that give key competencies and understanding of the latest technologies and strategies that help in effectively addressing the environmental challenges and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

Entry Requirements

Though exact requirements may vary, yet participants are expected to possess:

  • A relevant Level 6 qualification, typically, an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in environmental management, sustainability, or a similar industry.
  • Should possess a minimum 3 years of professional experience in the field.

Who is this course for?

This course is best for individuals interested in a career in environmental management or already working in the industry and seeking to groom their knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the core concepts of sustainability and their relation to economic growth & development.
  • Gain expertise in sustainability subject and the major factors that urge to focus on, with primary attention on changes in climate and biodiversity.
  • Be aware of the crucial contribution of innovations and private organizations in the transformation towards sustainability.
  • Realize the need for global initiatives and formal legal agreements on climate change and sustainability.
  • Recognize the importance of principles and view of business ethics and its benefits in accordance with climate change and sustainability.

Units Covered

  • The program comprises both Mandatory and Optional Units.
  • 4 Mandatory units & 5 Optional units ( with candidates taking 6 units in total)

Mandatory Units

  • Fundamentals of Sustainability (20 Credits)
  • Environmental Science and Energy Transition (20 Credits)
  • Environmental Management in Organisations (20 Credits)
  • Research Methods (20 Credits)

Optional Units

  • Delivering Transformational Change (20 Credits)
  • Advanced Principles of Net Zero (20 Credits)
  • Environmental Politics and Policies (20 Credits)
  • Sustainable Finance (20 Credits)
  • Sustainability as a Business Strategy (20 Credits)


The OTHM Level 7 diplomas that are on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) equal the level of master’s degrees. But the difference is these qualifications are shorter with 120 credits and participants probably have to progress to the dissertation stage with 60 credits through a university partner, in order to achieve a complete master’s programme.

Career Opportunities

The successful completion of the course enables participants to unlock a wide range of roles within the business strategy, consultancy roles and also opportunities in the nonprofit sector or government.

This includes roles such as:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental manager
  • Corporate sustainability executive
  • Environmental policy analyst and advocate
  • Sustainable development project manager
  • Environmental compliance auditor


Upon completing this OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management qualification, learners can expedite their growth into or within employment and they also can pursue their further studies.

Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) approves and examines this qualification, indicating that suitable learners become eligible to advance to a Master’s top-up at various UK universities and overseas with advanced standing.

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