NCC-Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology

Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT) Equivalent to Year 2 of a three year UK honours degree

The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT) 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 Business Information Technology (RQF) (L4DBIT). You will be introduced to more advanced topics in a range of areas including information systems analysis, database development and the principles of business operations.

You will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to  provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills required to play a  significant role in IT and business organisations.

On successful completion of the qualification 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.

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements for the NCC Education L5DBIT qualification:

  • NCC Education International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS)
  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L4DBIT). OR
  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) (L4DC)
  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar    level to the NCC Education L5DBIT qualification. This must to be agreed with NCC Education in advance.

If you are a potential candidate whose first language is not English, you will need to obtain a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English   Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent. Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by NCC Education centres.

Qualification Structure:

You must study the following eight core units:

  • Professional Issues in IT
    Highlights the professional issues that impact on the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. This unit 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 Design and Development
    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 the modern organisation, including the management of social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the 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 are assessed by both examination and coursework assignments except for Information Systems and Organisations and Principles of Business Operations, which are assessed by examinations only.

Award Conditions:

NCC Education’s Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT) 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 qualification.


The qualification 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.

Delivery Method:

The qualification is taught face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions, by NCC Education centres.


NCC Education is regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) to award the Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT) in England.

The official name on the certificate will be Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF).

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

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (L5DBIT), you will have acquired a critical understanding of the established principles of computing and developed new skills relevant to the IT and business industries. 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 professions.

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