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

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

The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L5DC BM) is an Ofqual related qualification. The qualification 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 (with Business Management) (L5DC BM). Exposing students to greater detail and more advanced topics in various areas, including system analysis, information systems and organizations, etc.

Students will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in business organizations.

Upon successfully completing the qualification, students will apply to study at one of the many universities that recognize NCC Education qualifications or pursue a career in the business industry.



Students are required to complete six of the following eight units:

  • Database Design and Development - This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems and investigate enterprise applications of databases.
  • Dynamic Websites - This module builds on existing knowledge of databases and web design to build dynamic websites and equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.
  • Information Systems and Organisations - This module introduces students to the subject of information systems and technology in organizations, taking a broad perspective on how it can be managed effectively within the organizational context. Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the role of information systems in the modem organization, including the management of social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.
  • Information Systems Analysis - This module equips students with a range of tools to analyze the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organization.
  • Principles of Business Operations - This module helps students appreciate and understand business operations in the manufacturing and services sectors. It will cover the basic principles of operations within a global context from three key perspectives: understanding operations, designing operations and managing operations.
  • Business IT Project - This module allows students to gain practical experience in developing system solutions to open-ended problems derived from the real world.


Entry Requirements

For entry onto the NCC Education L5DBIT/ L5DC BM qualification, students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (L4DBIT) or an NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)


  • A local or international qualification is deemed to be similar to the NCC Education L4DBIT qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education 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, please take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.


  • The Oxford Test of English is recognized for acceptance onto NCC Education programmes. An affordable, personalized test that fits you – it’s 100% online, flexible, fast, and available at Approved Test Centres across the globe. Plus, it’s the only language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford.


Direct Entry at Other Points

The majority of students are expected to join the NCC Education Information Technology Journey at Level 4 or earlier. However, applications will be accepted for entry at any point and will be accepted, using 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.


Academic Progression

Successful completion allows entry onto NCC Education’s final year top-up qualifications in Business Information Technology (further entry requirements may apply), to the third year of many UK university degree courses, or enables you to pursue a career in the business and IT industry.


Accredited Status

In England, NCC Education is accredited to award the Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/3049/5.


NCCEDU_L5DC-Programme Sheet 2020-2021.pdf