Level 5 in Computing Diplomas

Elevate your computing expertise to new heights with our Level 5 computing pathways, designed to empower you with advanced knowledge, specialized skills, and industry-relevant experience, propelling you towards leadership roles and rewarding careers in the rapidly evolving technology sector.

Entry Requirements:

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

For entry onto the L5DC qualification students must have at least one of the
following:

• NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)

OR
• A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DC qualification. This must be agreed with us in advance.

If a potential student whose first language is not English, they will need to obtain a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent.
Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered at our institution.

Direct Entry at Other Points
Many students are expected to join the NCC Education Computing journey at Level 4 or earlier.
However, applications will be accepted for entry at any point and will be accepted, by means
of documented evidence, using the following criteria:
• The applicant’s general educational background is appropriate for the level of entry.

• The applicant’s knowledge of computing is both equivalent to, and appropriate for,
the level of entry.

START DATE

Upcoming Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

COURSE LENGTH

1 Academic year – (9 months term time)

COURSE FEES

UK Students
£9,250
Application Fees (non-refundable)
£250
1st term -
£4500
2nd term -
£4500
International Students
£13,500
Application Fees (non-refundable)
£250
1st term -
£7000
2nd term -
£6250
CLASS SIZE

CLASS SIZE

5-15 students per classroom

Qualification Structure

We have a range of different options available for the level 5 in Computing Diploma. To complete the qualification a student must study and pass 6 units to the total of 120 credits. Please see below the different options available and the units required for each diploma. 

Level 5 in Computing (L5DC)

Mandatory Specialist Units for L5 in Computing (L5DC)
Agile Development
Mobile App Development
Network Security and Cryptography
Computing Project
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Elective Units for L5 in Computing (L5DC)
Analysis, Design and Implementation
Artificial Intelligence
Back End Web Development
IT Project Management
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Introduction to Data Science and Big Data
Data Analysis and Visualisation with Python
Professional and Career Development in IT
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)

Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Business Management - (L5DC BM)

Mandatory Units for L5 in Computing with Business Management (L5DC BM)
Business IT Project
Information Systems and Organisations
Principles of Business Operations
IT Project Management
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Elective Units for L5 in Computing with Business Management (L5DC BM)
Artificial Intelligence
Back End Web Development
Introduction to Data Science and Big Data
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Data Analysis and Visualisation with Python
Professional and Career Development in IT
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)

Level 5 in Computing with Cyber Security - (L5DC CS)

Mandatory Specialist Units for L5 in Computing Cyber Security (L5DC CS)
Business IT Project
Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation
Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments
Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Elective Specialist Units for L5 in Computing Cyber Security (L5DC CS)
Analysis Design and Implementation
Artificial Intelligence
IT Project Management
Professional and Career Development in IT
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)

Level 5 in Computing with Data Science - (L5DC DS)

Mandatory Specialist Units for L5 in Computing with Data Science (L5DC DS)​
Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Data Science and Big Data
Data Analysis and Visualisation with Python
Business IT Project
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
Elective Units for L5 in Computing with Data Science (L5DC DS)​
Agile Development
Analysis Design and Implementation
Professional and Career Development in IT
IT Project Management
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(20 Credits)

Join the ranks of industry leaders with our Level 5 in Computing pathway Diplomas — immersive programmes designed to sharpen your abilities and position you as a sought-after expert in the dynamic world of computing.

Why Complete the Level 5 Diplomas with BHA

Globally Recognized Qualification

The curriculum is meticulously structured to meet the demands of UK universities, regulated by Ofqual and mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework, assuring quality and credibility recognized by top employers and universities globally.

Practical Embedded curriculum

Balance of theory and practice with academic learning complemented by applied, vocational training for a holistic skills upgrade.

Pathway to Higher Education

Successful completion allows progression to NCC Education’s Level 5 Diplomas, equivalent to the second year of a UK university computing degree. Alternatively progress onto year 3 of internationally renowned universities.

Accomplished Faculty

Experienced computing faculty and purposeful delivery to ensure you receive the very best training to become successful in today’s competitive employment market.

Cultivate your expertise and shape your future in the world of computing with our premier Level 5 Diploma programmes—an immersive journey into advanced concepts and practical skills designed to propel you towards success.

How this course prepares students

Development of Technical Skills

Development of Technical Skills

The course covers essential technical areas such as algorithms, computer networks, databases, web development, and software engineering. These skills are fundamental for various IT roles and ensure that students are equipped to handle technical challenges in the workplace.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

By engaging in coursework that includes designing and developing object-oriented programs, students enhance their ability to address loosely defined problems, which fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Project Management and Teamwork

Project Management and Teamwork

Students learn about project management, risk assessment, quality management, and teamwork through dedicated coursework. These skills are invaluable for managing projects effectively and collaborating with others, which are essential attributes in any professional setting.

Career Insights

Career Insights

Examples of employment opportunities include roles in:

  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • AI/Machine Learning Engineer

Seamless Progression To Higher Education courses

After completing the Level 5 in Computing, students can move on to a diverse range of computing programs. Some of these might include:

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems

The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems Top-up Degree is delivered online by NCC Education, validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). This programme has been designed to prepare students for employment in the IT sector.

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking

The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top-up degree is delivered online by NCC Education and is a natural progression from our Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. This final year is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan).

The programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills necessary for taking part in the design, implementation, management and security of modern computer systems.

BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-Up

BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-Up

The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-Up degree is delivered online by Western International College Online (WINC) and provides progression from our NCC Education approved Level 5 Diploma in Computing. This final year top-up degree is awarded by the University of Bolton.

Progress to the<b> Third year</b> in Universities in the United Kingdom and Internationally to complete courses such as:

Progress to the Third year in Universities in the United Kingdom and Internationally to complete courses such as:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Web Technology & Security)
  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Computing Systems
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and International Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

Academic Progression

Successful completion of the Level 5 Diplomas allows students to progress to the Top up degrees delivered by University of Bolton with Beyond Horizons Academy or apply for the Final year of a university degree program in a related field.

For further details see the What Next? University Progression brochure here: https://www.nccedu.com/university-progression/

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