OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementEquivalent to Master degree

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is the program oriented to training learners to become experts in the field of Logistics and supply chain management.

As a Level 7 (Master) program, the program not only provides in-depth industry knowledge, industry research capabilities but also advanced management skills for effective management in the field of Logistics and Supply chain management.

After graduation, students who receive a Level 7 degree in the UK national qualification system, recognized as a Master, can go to work immediately, obtain a dual degree (with a Master’s thesis) from the university. Great Britain, Europe and the world with the same majors or enter Level 8, PhD.

Program Description
Ofqual inspection code603/5865/8
Level UK regulation frameworkRQF
Minimum training time1 year
Total credits120 Credits
Total learning time1200 Hours
Total time spent with instructors480 Hours
Training unitSIMI Swiss
Examination unitLevel UK
Licensing unitOTHM UK

Ofqual inspection code: 603/5865/8

Mandatory Modules

  • Logistics Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Planning, Modelling and Analytics (20 credits)
  • Procurement and Supply Management (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Strategy (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Duration and Delivery:

The program is designed for full-time learning, online, or Hybrid learning in 1 year.

Assessment and verification:

All subjects of the Level UK program are evaluated by the London Academy of Sciences, the accreditation system and its partners are the OTHM UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attain the competencies detailed in the program Syllabus.

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in majors from accredited universities. For Vietnamese universities that do not have international accreditation, the London Academy of Sciences partner in Vietnam will do the appraisal procedures.
  • Level 6 in EQF or equivalent. A Level 6 Diploma must be from accredited and recognized institutions.
  • The London Academy of Sciences (which owns Level UK) reserves the right of admission decision based on the accrediting unit’s requirements and LAS’s global admission target.

English requirements:

  • English reached a minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2 or equivalent.
  • IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must reach 5.5 or equivalent.
  • In the absence of an English certificate, the London Academy of Sciences and its partner will conduct an internal English test and examine each candidate.

Programs achieve comprehensive recognition at both Institution and Program level. After graduation, learners will be received UK National Diploma, according to the regulatory framework accredited and recognized by Ofqual UK.

Because the program and qualifications are closely verified by reputable accrediting organizations, UK examination organizations…so after graduation, learners are confident to participate in the labor market or easily transfer to reputable and equivalent education systems.

For more information on accreditation and recognition of Level UK, please refer HERE

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a UK national degree program according to Level (UK Regulation Qualification Framework RQF) with Ofqual inspection code 603/5865/8

Diplomas are offered from Level UK programs within the UK’s national qualifications system, recognized not only by the UK government but also globally.

The table below describes the equivalence of the Level 7 UK Diploma qualifications systems and the world’s Levels education system.

LevelRegulation frameworkEquivalent Degrees
7Level UK (RQF)level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
postgraduate diploma
11Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
Master DegreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)integrated master’s degree, for example master of engineering (MEng)
master’s degree, for example master of arts (MA), master of science (MSc)
7European Qualifications Framework (EQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Masters Degrees
9African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Master Degrees

After completing UK Level 7 Diploma, learners can learn Level 8 (Doctor) or transfer to other educational systems. The following table shows the development roadmap after completing the program:

LevelRegulation framework Equivalent Degree
8Level UK (RQF)level 8 diploma
12Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctor degreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8European Qualifications Framework (EQF) doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
level 8 diploma
10Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Doctoral Degree
10African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Doctoral Degree
8ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
8Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Doctoral degree
Besides the transition system as mentioned above, according to National Qualification Framework and National Diploma systems, OTHM has partnered directly with some accredited training Institute and University to facilitate learner transition, receiving a dual degree or pathway study.

Note: OTHM graduator meets the requirement to enter universities where OTHM has direct cooperation. However, the university’s profile is considered individually and may add several input conditions depending on each school and each specific case.

List of universities that can earn a Dual Master Degree with OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:

What 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:

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.

How is my Level 7 Diploma recognized globally?

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is accredited by the UK’s government with the Qualification Number: 603/5865/8

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

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

OTHM Level 7 Diploma is recognized 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.

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:

Is studying Live Class with SIMI Swiss 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:

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.

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.

The National Diploma System of the UK

Level UK programs are accredited and recognized by Ofqual, within the UK National Competency Framework RQF.

The Level UK Qualification system is a preeminent system that makes the process of recognizing competencies and qualifications easy.

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Expert in Hospitality and Tourism, United Nations


Level UK is the accredited training provider of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) Awarding Bodies. RQF is one of the official National qualification frameworks in the United Kingdom.

    Level UK qualification is National and worldwide recognized