OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Psychology

Qualification Number: 610/2306/1

Level 5
Endorsed Course
1 Year
Online Self-Paced
Available to Purchase Separately
Assessment Method
Internal assessment then external verification by OTHM


The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Psychology qualification is to provide learners with a specialist programme of study that provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the field of Psychology. Learners will study six units worth 120 credits with a total credit value of 120 (equivalent to the first 2 years of an honours degree).

The Level 5 units allow learners to specialise and progress in a variety of relevant subject areas and focus on how our understanding of psychology is applied today. Learners will develop and enhance their skills in the following areas: mental health and psychopathology, cognitive psychology, visual perception, the diversity of addiction, social psychology with a focus on pro and anti-social behaviour, individual differences relating to criminology, intelligence and personality as well as becoming aware of contemporary debates and issues in the field of Psychology. Following successful completion of the course, learners will have a well-rounded knowledge of psychology, which can be applied to further study and careers associated with the subject.

Course Outline

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Psychology qualification consists of six mandatory units, 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours.

To achieve the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Psychology qualification, learners must achieve 120 credits.

All units are mandatory

·         Psychological Approaches to Depression and Schizophrenia (20 credits)

·         Individual Differences: Intelligence; Personality and Criminology (20 credits)

·         Visual Perception (20 credits)

·         Social Psychology: pro and anti-social behaviour (20 credits)

·         The Diversity of Addiction (20 credits)

·         Contemporary Issues and Debates in Psychology (20 credits)



Entry requirements

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

English requirement

If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit the English Language Expectations page on the OTHM website.

Who is This Course For?

The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Psychology qualification is to provide learners with a specialist programme of study that provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the field of Psychology.


All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the center and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgment of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at



London College for Professionals Offers Endorsed Courses by OTHM UK and under OTHM Endorsed Provision.

OTHM Endorsed Provision

London College for Professionals has designed and developed its courses under the guidance and supervision by OTHM to ensure that its courses meet the high standards quality criteria.

About OTHM

UK based Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). We have a network of numerous delivery centres globally to deliver our qualifications. OTHM has established strong academic relationships in the UK and overseas to ensure that OTHM qualifications are recognized globally.

The local and international recognition has enabled OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.




Upon successfully passing the course, the learner must pay for a Certificate of Completion from LCFP (either in PDF format or Hardcopy) or an Endorsed Diploma from OTHM (Hardcopy).

Payment Plan
Mode of Study (Online)
Option 1: Full Payment
Fee Discounted 1000
Opiton 2: Instalment Plan
Intial Deposit300
Instalments4 Monthly Instalments @225 per month (UK Based Companies 20% VAT Exclusive) 

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