OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology

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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 is 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 OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.


What’s Lcps providing?

  • Duration of the course you will be supported by a tutor via our learning platform.
  • Assessment will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements. This includes providing formative feedback.
  • Course materials include structured lecture notes, practical applications which include real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform.
  • A comprehensive e-library which contains recommended study texts and reference books for online reading.
  • Supervised all modules.
  • Our online learning platform has multiplatform accessibility. London College of Professional Studies deliver OTHM courses straight to your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and students can study whenever or wherever they prefer.
  • Over 400 books in the e-library
  • Friendly portal
  • Demo video


The Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology is available in 2 duration modes:

6 Months

9 Months


This Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding Body (OTHM)

OTHM Qualifications





Course Delivery

The programme is delivered in 3 methods:

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry Requirements

  • For entry onto this qualification, learners must possess:
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 diploma or an equivalent recognised qualification
  • The learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course.


Module Structure

The Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits

Unit title Level Credit
Software Engineering 5 20
Database Systems 5 20
Advanced systems Analysis and Design 5 20
Management Information Systems 5 20
Network Information Systems 5 20
IT Project Management 5 20


Successful completion of this course provides learners with the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into the Final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. For more information visit the University Progressions page.


Assessment is via assignment submission.

No Exams

Sample certificate

Level 4
Duration  6 Month (Fast track),

9 Month

Delivery Online, Blended
Assessment Assessment is via assignment submission only,

No Exams


Payment Plan


Mode of Study: (Online)
Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £1100
Fee (discounted) £900
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Instalment Plan: £250 deposit 5 monthly instalments of £160


Mode of Study: (Blended Learning)
Classes 3 to 5 classes
Option 1: Full Payment
Fee £1100
Option 2: Instalment Plan
Blended Learning Instalment Plan £250  deposit  7 monthly  payment of £150

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