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Information and Technology Level 5
Qualification Number: 603/3614/6

Overview

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.

For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. 
OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.
  • Software Engineering (20 credits)
  • Database Systems (20 credits)
  • Advanced Systems Analysis and Design (20 credits)
  • Management Information Systems (20 credits)
  • Network Information Systems (20 credits)
  • IT Project Management (20 credits)
    The Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology qualification has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. Successful completion of this qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology.