Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology
Equivalent to Year 2 of a 3 year UK honours degree
Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology(QCF)
The Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology is the second year of the NCC Education Business Information Technology degree journey. The programme builds on the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology by exposing you to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including information systems analysis, database development and the principles of business operations.
During the teaching of the programme, 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 and business organisations.
On successful completion of the programme, 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 business and IT industry.
On entry you must have at least ONE of the following:
• NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology qualification.
• A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology programme. This must be agreed in advance with NCC Education.On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology, you will have acquired a critical understanding of the established principles of computing, and developed new skills relevant to the IT and business industry. You will have also gained a breadth of knowledge in IT and business, which will allow you to successfully implement your skills in further study or in a professional role within the IT and business sector.
You must study the following eight core units:
• Professional Issues in IT – highlights the knowledge and skills used in the professional issues that impact on the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. This module will equip you with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.
• Information Systems Analysis – equips you with a range of tools in order 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.
• Dynamic Websites – builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips you with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.
• Database Development and Design – allows you to develop your skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.
• Business IT Project – gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in developing a system solution to an open-ended problem derived from the real world.
• Information Systems and Organisations – introduces you to the subject of Information Systems and Technology in organisations, taking a broad perspective on how it can be managed effectively within the organisational context. You will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the role of Information Systems in modern organisations, including the management of social, cultural and political aspects that are important to successful adoption of technology.
• Principles of Business Operations – is designed to help you appreciate and understand business operations in both the manufacturing and services sectors. The unit will cover the basic principles of operations within a global context from three key perspectives: understanding operations, designing operations and managing operations.
• Office Solutions Development – provides you with the skills to develop advanced features of office software and to employ and adapt them to support business functions.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 coursework assignments.The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing will be awarded when you have successfully passed all eight units. A unit is passed when an overall mark of 40% or more is achieved. You can resit units if you need to but this must be done within three years of your first assessment in the programme.The programme is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time learning.The programme is taught face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials and seminars, by NCC Education’s Accredited Partner
Centres.NCC Education is accredited to award the Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (QCF) by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) in England. Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/3049/5.