OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology


OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology gives an overview about how the information technology sector can influence the scope of learning environment in the present scenario. This course helps learners to get knowledge regarding the role of Information technology in business communication. The qualification helps learner to understand the role of IT in productivity and profitability in high levels of business operations.

The qualification will benefit learners to

  • To understand the role of IT in productivity and profitability in high levels of business operations.
  • To attain the practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme.
  • To learn the fundamentals of cyber security, protection methods and how to manage a cyber-security attack.
  • To attain a basic understanding of object-oriented programming languages and how to produce effective code. 
  • To gain a perspective on software development and the basic principles of algorithms.
  • To create awareness of system analysis and design in an organisational context. 
  • To provide learners with an understanding of current web and mobile application design technology and the practices and tools used. 
  • To understand computer networking essentials and cloud technologies, their operating principles, protocols, standards, security considerations, and prototypes associated with this field. 
  • To understand the interaction between communications, knowledge and information. 
  • Successful completion of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology provides learners with the opportunity for various academic progressions, including the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology.
  • The qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
  • Are you worried about the recent technological know-how of Information Technology in Business Communication?  Then, OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology is the ideal starting point for your career journey.
  • The program allows the learners to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in various roles in the IT industry.
  • Remember! The assessment for the qualification is done based on assignments only, and you do not need to worry about writing any exam.
  • With the School of Business and Technology London, you can complete the qualification at your own pace choosing online or blended learning from the comfort of your home. 
  • Learning and pathway materials and study guides developed by our OTHM approved tutors who would be available around the clock in our cutting-edge learning management system. 
  • Most importantly, at the School of Business and Technology London, we will provide you with comprehensive tutor support through our dedicated support desk. 
  • If you choose your course with blended learning, you will also enjoy live sessions with an assigned tutor, which you can book at your convenience.

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology can open many career pathways including, but not limited to:

  • Application Analyst; with an estimated average salary of £36,015 per annum
  • Database Administrator; with an estimated average salary of £38,246 per annum
  • Games Developer; with an estimated average salary of £28,905 per annum
  • Information Systems Manager; with an estimated average salary of £44,785 per annum
  • IT Consultant; with an estimated average salary of £37,485 per annum
  • Systems Analyst; with an estimated average salary of £37,500 per annum
  • Web Designer; with an estimated average salary of £29,235 per annum

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

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.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through SBTL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access to our cutting-edge learning management platform where you will be able to access vital learning resources and communicate with support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • Formative assessment feedback will be provided by the tutors to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform
  • Supervision for all modules
  •  Multiplatform accessibility through online learning platform. This facilitates SBTL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphone, laptop, tablets or desktop offering students’ opportunity to study as per their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only).
  • Time-constrained scenario-based assignments
  • No examinations
  • Learners must be 18 years or more
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 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.

Learners completing the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology will allow progress to :

OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology.

  • Industry-focused programmes which meet global standards.
  • Programs reviewed by highly qualified experts in the relevant sector.
  • Career enhancement through providing advanced knowledge and skills which meets the 21st-century employer needs.
  • Availability of globally approved centres for enrolling in the desired program.
  • Availability of flexible study options.

The OTHM Level 4 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

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : A/617/2265

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit I entitles basic understanding of Object-oriented programming languages and how to produce effective code. Unit I also helps the non-programming technical staff to gain an idea about software development. The course is language neutral and teaches general concepts.

Reference No : F/617/2266

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit II focuses on developing learners’ awareness of analysis and design in an organisational context. The unit also contains various techniques used within systems analysis and design and the methodologies used in the system development process.

Reference No : J/617/2267

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of current design technology and the practices and tools used. The learner will develop the ability to create new websites and will gain advance skills in web development.

Reference No : L/617/2268

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

The Unit enables the learners with knowledge of computer networking essentials, how they operate, protocols, standards, security considerations and the prototypes associated with a range of networking technologies. Learners will also explore a range of hardware and related software and will learn to configure and install these

Reference No : R/617/2269

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit V introduces the learners about the fundamental concepts of programming by focusing on software development process. It also briefs about the tools that assist in this process. Learners are given the choice to use a programming language of their choice.

Reference No : J/617/2270

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Unit covers the influence of IT system in keeping a company up to date with communication and knowledge. Learners will understand the interaction between communications, knowledge and information. It also briefs how IT systems can be used as a management tool for collecting, storing, disseminating and providing access to knowledge and information.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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