Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC) is an Ofqual regulated qualification. The qualification makes up the second year of the UK degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC). Exposing students to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including database development, information systems analysis, network security, and cryptography.

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

On successful completion of the qualification, students will be able to complete the final year of a degree with the NCC Education Business Computing and Information Systems Top Up validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the University of Greenwich Computing Top Up delivered at our Accredited Partner Centres, at one of the many universities that recognize NCC Education qualifications or pursue a career in the IT industry.


  • Flexible academic program
  • Access to Aspire E-resources
  • Spanish + English language courses
  • Paid internship opportunities with multinational companies
  • Option to further your studies at Aspire Barcelona

OTHM (UK) is recognized as an Awarding Organization (AO) Approved and regulated by OFQUAL (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

On Campus

Aspire Business School Follows A Very Simple Pedagogy Which Includes:

  • Classroom Lectures
  • Seminars & Tutorials
  • Practical Learning
  • Field Trips & Research
  • Students Contribution with Independent Learning, Extensive Background Learning And Inputs During Seminar & Tutorials Will Be Needed for debate & discussion.

Online Study

Aspire Business School provides Virtual platform for students, which include:

  • Virtual Classroom Lectures
  • Online Study Materials
  • Online Debate & Discussion
  • Question & Answer Session

Complete four core units and two optional units:

Core units:

Network Security and Cryptography– This module provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communications networks.

Information Systems Analysis– This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse 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 organisation.

Database Design and Development– This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.

Computing Project– This module provides students with the opportunity to utilise the skills needed to develop a computing artefact to solve a problem, which involves research, analysis, design, coding, testing and project management knowledge and expertise.

Optional units:

Professional Issues in IT – This module highlights the professional issues that impact the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. It equips students with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.

Agile Development– This module explores the processes, people, practices and principles of agile development systems. It prepares students for future trends in software development and reinforces their understanding of the information systems development process.

Analysis, Design, and Implementation – This module provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. It develops students’ expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.

Dynamic Websites – This module builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.

Admission Requirement

  • Application form
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Copy of passport
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • IELTS 6.0 (with not minimum 5.5 in each) / TOEFL 75 official certificate or Aspire Language Interview

The career services help students explore career directions and provide support through a host of services and resources that include

Resume and cover letter assistance
Aspire helps to guide you through how to create a sharp resume and an individualized cover letter that expresses your interest in the internship or future job.

Mock Interviews
Many students, feel an interview is an interrogation and have anxiety however interview is nothing other than a mutual exchange of information. Aspire provides a mock interview as the opportunity to learn about the job and the employer and be confident. C3S has been supporting students by arranging the following

  • Preparation
  • The session
  • The feedback

Aspire organizes career fairs and encourages students to attend fair sessions as this gives will them the opportunity for internships to develop good networking. Students can benefit from the school associations for internship opportunities.

Graduate Internships
Aspire Academic Internship Agreement allows students to do internships as a fundamental part of the study which can be extremely beneficial.