NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF)
Equivalent to year 2 of a 3 year UK honours degree
The Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF) (L5DC) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing. Exposing you to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including database development, information systems analysis, and network security and cryptography.
You will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in IT organisations.
On successful completion of the qualification you will be able to complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications, or pursue a career in the IT industry.
NCC Education is accredited to award the Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF) by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England. Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/3055/0.
For entry onto the NCC Education L5DC qualification you must have at least one of the following:
If you're a potential student whose first language is not English, you 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 by our Accredited Partner Centres.
You must study the following eight core units:
Assessments for all units are offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. All units, except the project, are assessed by both examination and assignments.
On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (QCF), you will have acquired a critical understanding of the established principles of computing and developed new skills relevant to the IT industry. You will have also gained a breadth of knowledge in IT which will allow you to successfully implement your skills in further study or in a professional role within the IT profession.
The qualification allows entry onto NCC Education's final year top-up qualifications in Computing (further entry requirements may apply), or to a third year of many UK university degree courses, or enables you to pursue a career in the IT industry.
Progression routes can be found on our University Progression page.