Diploma in Computing- Level 5

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ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing

Course Code: 

PLC-5DC-ATHE Duration: 08 Month
Delivery Mode: 100% online with tutor support Created By: PLC

Award by:

ATHE (Awards for Training & Higher Education) England- www.ofqual.gov.uk

Assessments & Verification:

All units within this qualification are internally assessed via assignments and externally verified by the awarding organisation. There are no examinations in this course.

Short Description: 

ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing qualification covers a broad range of computing specialisms and were developed to provide a foundation of skills and knowledge for those working in a variety of roles such as Programming, Information Systems Management, Web Development, Software Engineering and more. The ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. It 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 and learners may progress into employment in the sector or into the final year of a bachelor’s degree.

Who is this qualification for?

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.

Course Content:

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

Course Material: 

Course material, including presentations; handouts, assignment briefs and e-books are made available to enrolled learners. In addition to this, the learners also get the course handbook and tutorial via emails to support the learning.

What does the qualification progress to?

Learners who complete this qualification can progress onto a variety of bachelor degree top-up programmes at a university, including those where we have progression agreements. For more information, please visit our progression routes page.


The Diploma is issued by the ATHE- Awarding Organisation. PLC Institute/Premier Law College is an accredited and approved delivery Centre (Center ID Number: 1443) for the qualification.

Entry Requirements:

• Age: 19 +
• Prior study in computing or related subjects at level 4 or above
• A level 4 qualification, for example an ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing
• Other equivalent international qualifications

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