OTHM Level 5 Diploma in IT (Information Technology)


The OTHM Level 5 Online Diploma in IT (Information Technology) is designed to give students an excellent basis for a career in a variety of organisations. This IT diploma is intended to ensure that each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a thorough understanding of information technology and the ability to adapt quickly to change. The IT diploma is appropriate for those who have begun or plan to begin a career in the private or public sector. Learners who successfully complete the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in IT (Information Technology) will be able to progress to further study or employment.


What’s WFC providing?

  • Duration of the course you will be supported by 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 includes 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.
  • Supervision of all modules.
  • Our online learning platform has multiplatform accessibility. Westfield College deliver OTHM courses straight to your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and students can study whenever or wherever they prefer.
  • Over 400 books in e-library
  • Friendly portal
  • Demo video

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in IT (Information Technology)

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

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

Module Structure

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

Unit Ref. No.Unit titleCreditGLHTQT
K/617/2276Software Engineering2080200
H/617/2275Database Systems2080200
D/617/2274Advanced systems Analysis and Design2080200
Y/617/2273Management Information Systems2080200
R/617/2272Network Information Systems2080200
L/617/2271IT Project Management2080200


After completing this course, students will be able to pursue a variety of academic opportunities, including the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology. Because Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) has approved and regulated this qualification, learners are eligible for direct entrance into the final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. Visit the University Progressions  page for further information.


Assessment is via assignment submission.

No Exams


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

If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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