Level 5 Diploma in Computing

This qualification provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the second year of a degree programme in Computing.

Who is this qualification for?

This course is for learners who wish to pursue a senior role in information systems management, programming, web development or software engineering can use the Level 5 Diploma in Computing to support their progression. Building on the Level 4 Diploma in Computing, the Level 5 Diploma in Computing includes core areas such as programming, but also higher level subjects such as Strategic Management Information Systems, Computing Research Methods, and Managing a Computing Project. The qualification was designed to support progression to the third year of a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.


  • These qualifications are designed for learners from aged 19 and above.
  • A certificate/ diploma in  management studies or business management.
  • An equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Mature students with a minimum of two years relevant work experience may be considered.
  • If English is not your native language then we need IELTS 4.5 or Equivalent

Title Level Credit GLH
Cyber Security 5 12 48
Database Design and Development 5 12 48
Web Based Development 5 12 48
Network Design 5 12 48
Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT 5 12 48
Strategic Management Information Systems 5 12 48
Innovative Technologies in Computing 5 12 48
Computing Research Methods 5 12 48
Managing a Computing Project 5 12 48
Software Development Methodologies 5 12 48



On successful completion of a Level 5 qualification in Computing there are a number of progression opportunities.    
Learners may progress to employment in a computing and/or technology role at an appropriate level  or the final year of a degree programme

Course fees and funding

Level 5 Diploma in IT and Computing
Online/Distance Learning
Cost- £1,495




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