Level 5 Diploma Information Technology

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 

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 

Learners are expected to be able to demonstrate English language comprehension at one of the following assessment approved tests:  

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51 
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 
  • NOTE: If the student has not taken one of the above English tests, he/she will be invited to take the Institute’s English test. This test is free for all our prospective students. 


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. 

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. 

Mandatory units 

  • 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) 

Diploma Duration : 9 months  

Fees : 4500 euros per year  

Intake : October Intake –  January Intake