OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology is designed to understand the scope of learning environment changed by the information technology sector. This qualification increases the IT professionals. This course understand the learner regarding the scientific principles and theories in software development. This qualification helps learner the role the IT in productivity and profitability in high levels of business operations.

After completion of this course the learner can acquire the qualification at the next level.

Qualification awarded by OTHM at RQF Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree programme.

About OTHM

OTHM Qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised by Qualifications Wales. OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. OTHM has progression arrangement with several UK universities that acknowledges the ability of learners after studying Level 3-7 qualifications to be considered for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

Entry requirements

  • Learners must be 18 years or more
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • International students whose first language is not in English, they will need to have score of 5.5 or above in IELTS Examination or equivalent.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology 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.

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit GLH TQT
K/617/2276 Software Engineering 20 80 200
H/617/2275 Database Systems 20 80 200
D/617/2274 Advanced systems Analysis and Design 20 80 200
Y/617/2273 Management Information Systems 20 80 200
R/617/2272 Network Information Systems 20 80 200
L/617/2271 IT Project Management 20 80 200

Delivery Method

In Ascent School of Management London, Learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience as we provide various flexible delivery methods to its learners which include blended learning, online learning and distance learning. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our advanced Learning Management System. Learners are able to interact with tutors by messaging through the Learning Management System to discuss the course materials, provide guidance and assistance with the assignments.

Assessments and Award

  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations


Learners completing the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology will allow progress to :

  • OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology.
  • career progression


The total cost is subjected to 20% VAT.

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