Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology

Course Description


The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career in a range of organisations. It designed to ensure that each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of Information Technology, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

Entry Requirements

    • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification
    • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
    • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience

Module Structure

    • Software Engineering
    • Database Systems
    • Advanced systems Analysis and Design
    • Management Information Systems
    • Network Information Systems
    • IT Project Management


Successful completion of Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology. Learners are eligible to gain direct entry into Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.