Oxfordian College is offering NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC) regulated by Ofqual, constituting the second year of the NCC Education degree program. Building upon the foundational knowledge acquired in the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) or the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM), this diploma exposes students to more advanced and detailed topics across various areas, including database development, information systems analysis, network security, and cryptography.
Students enrolled in this program engage in a well-rounded curriculum, striking a balance between academic and vocational subjects. This approach equips them with the requisite knowledge and skills to assume significant roles within IT organizations.
Upon successfully completing the qualification, students have several pathways to explore. They can proceed 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). Alternatively, they can opt for the University of Greenwich Computing Top-Up delivered at Accredited Partner Centres, pursue admission to universities recognizing NCC Education qualifications, or embark on a career in the IT industry.
For those who complete the Level 5 Diploma with Cyber Security (L5DC CS) specialism, a specialized pathway opens up, allowing progression to the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking Top-Up Degree.
Student complete four core units and two optional units:
• Computing Project– This unit 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.
• Database Design and Development– This unit allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.
• Information Systems Analysis– This unit 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.
• Network Security and Cryptography– This unit provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communications networks.
• Agile Development– This unit 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 unit 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.
• Artificial Intelligence – This unit aims to provide an introduction to fundamental methods used in Artificial Intelligence: knowledge representation, reasoning, search and learning. The unit introduces the underpinning concepts and techniques, the problems for which they are applicable and their limitations. The unit will prepare you for entry positions in AI application design and development and enable you to pursue more advanced topics in this exciting field.
• Dynamic Websites – This unit 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.
• Professional Issues in IT – This unit 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.
More information: https://www.nccedu.com/qualifications/computing/ncc-education-level-5-diploma-in-computing-l5dc/
After your NCC Level 4 & 5 the following universities guarantee a place to NCC students.
▪ Bangor University
▪ Birmingham City University
▪ Carroll University
▪ Liverpool Hope University
▪ National College of Ireland
Applications may be subject to minimum entry requirements. Oxfordian College however provides guidance and counselling to its students for this exclusively.
In addition, students may choose to apply to other universities of choice.
More information: https://www.nccedu.com/university-progression/