Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security)

Course ID
Computing and Software
1 Cornhill
Level 5 Diploma
Lecture + Project + Internship
Full Time (09 Months) & Part Time (15 Months)
Awarded By
NCC Education
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security)
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Optional Add-on Programs

Industrial Training

LSET offers an optional add-on industry training program to its students. Students wishing to enroll in this program require to pay fee of £2000 to receive training from industry experts at IT companies in the US or UK. This is a month-long program which takes place at the host company’s location. Interested students need to go through an assessment and host company’s interview process to be accepted in the program.

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) (accredited by Qualifi, UK) is designed to provide learners with the training and skills they need to succeed in a business-related career. As a result of this program, we hope that learners and centres will be able to gain a number of new skills and qualities that will prove valuable in the future.

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other Course
Option 1
Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
9 Months
15 Months
Option 2
Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
Project (Online)
11 Months
17 Months
Option 3
Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
Project (Online) &
Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program (Remote)
18 Months
30 Months

Tuition Fees

Full Time (9 months)

Course Pack
Home (UK) & International
Home (UK)
Option 1
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) – (9 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom
Option 2
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) + Project (Online) – (11 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom
Option 3
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) + Project (Online) + Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program (Remote) – (18 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom

Part Time (15 months)

Course Pack
Home (UK) & International
Home (UK)
Option 1
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) – (15 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom
Option 2
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) + Project (Online) – (17 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom
Option 3
Course Pack
Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) + Project (Online) + Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program (Remote) – (30 Months)
Home & International Online
Home Classroom
International Classroom
   Note: Our Industrial Training and Internship program includes a guaranteed 6 months paid internship (from 10 hours to 40 hours per week) with a technology company. Due to visa restrictions, some international students may not be able to participate in this program.

The Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) provides individuals with the opportunity to advance their careers within a particular industry or public organisation by gaining analytical knowledge as well as a greater understanding of several core operational domains related to cyber security. Additionally, the course will provide a core information security technical component as well as generic management and leadership training.

In today’s rapidly evolving digital society, it is important to develop the skills necessary to protect and secure data systems against ever-increasing threats.

Combining academic and vocational learning will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for many cyber-security jobs.

Following successful completion of this qualification, students can either pursue a career in cyber security or pursue the final year of a degree at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications.

A key element of each unit will involve learners using their own equipment to practice using and conducting live exercises on technical IT platforms and apps, including virtual machines, Linux operating systems, as well as working beyond the GUI (Graphical User Interface) and into their own command line.

Complementary Workshops

Git Management

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management

Personality Development

Team Building

Interview Preparation

Course Information

Course Intakes




Entry Criteria

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)

If a potential student’s first language is not English, they must also reach the English Language requirements of either:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 5.5. Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test.


GCE ‘O’ Level English C6.

Course Highlights

  • Hands-on Sessions
  • Paid Internship Program
  • Industry Mentors
  • Group activities
  • Presentations
  • Project-based Learning
  • Real world development experience

Learning Objectives

  • Know the key principles and modes of cryptography
  • Learn how to conduct a digital investigation by understanding the core principles
  • Identify the role of senior leaders and strategic leadership
  • Up to date knowledge and skills in cyber security
  • Understanding of the principles of cyber security
  • Ability to assess and identify risks in a range of different IT systems
  • Ability to develop effective strategies to prevent cyber-attacks
  • Understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities related to cyber security
  • Knowledge of the principles of cryptography and secure communications
  • Ability to develop secure web applications
  • Ability to design secure networks and systems

Full-time Batches

Weekday Batch
09:00 am – 02:00 pm
(Mon to Fri)

Weekday Batch
12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
(Mon to Fri)

Part-time Batches

Weekday Batch
05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
(Wed, Thu, Fri)

Weekend Batch
09:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Sat, Sun)

Hands-on Workshops

Interview Preparation

CV Preparation

Personality Development

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Join the Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security course to learn the current state-of-the-art techniques of understanding software and technology and can adapt quickly to changing circumstances. LSET teaches this course in a project-based environment that lets you explore real-world applications.

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Course Content

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>> Course Introduction >> How to make the best of this course >> Course Induction

Business IT Project: (Unit 1 core)

In this unit, students will gain practical experience in developing system solutions to open-ended problems derived from the real world.

Information Systems Analysis: (Unit 2 core)

In this unit, students learn a wide range of tools for analysing the function and requirements of information systems, as well as how to compare systems analysis models and analyse them within the context of the Internet as well as the social, economic, and political climate of an organisation.

Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms *: (Unit 3 core)

Students will learn how to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with network vulnerabilities and how to protect valuable information held by organisations.

Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation *: (Unit 4 core)

Understanding the requirements for investigating and prosecuting cyber criminals. Students will learn how to acquire, inspect, and report information stored across computer networks related to criminal activity.

Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments *: (Unit 5 core)

The concept of ethical hacking and its essential elements, such as information security, threats and attack vectors, hacking and ethical hacking concepts, including risk management.

Professional Issues in IT (1 elective)

As part of this unit, students will be introduced to the professional issues that affect the development, deployment, maintenance, and use of computer systems. This course provides students with an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues applicable to the IT field as well as a working knowledge of software quality. Students who have completed the L4DC(BM) are recommended to take this unit.

Analysis, Design and Implementation: (2 elective)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience in the use of object-oriented programming techniques for the development of software. In addition, the unit develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design, coding, and testing.

Optional units

Agile Development

In this unit, you will learn about the processes, people, practices, and principles of agile development. As a result, it prepares students for future trends in software development and reinforces their understanding of how information systems are developed.

Analysis, Design and Implementation

This unit provides students with an in-depth understanding of object-oriented techniques and their application in the development of software. Students develop their expertise in object-oriented analysis, design, and coding, as well as testing.

Artificial Intelligence

This unit provides an introduction to the fundamental methods used in artificial intelligence, including knowledge representation, reasoning, search, and learning. This unit introduces the underpinning concepts and techniques as well as the problems to which they can be applied and their limitations. This unit will prepare you for entry-level positions in AI application design and development as well as enable you to pursue more advanced topics within this exciting field.

Dynamic Websites

The purpose of this course is to build dynamic websites and to equip students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web, building upon existing knowledge of both databases and web design.

Professional Issues in IT

This unit examines the professional issues associated with the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. The students will gain an understanding of social, ethical, and legal issues relevant to the IT industry, as well as a working knowledge of software quality assurance.

*The teaching and learning materials for core units three, four and five have been developed by the EC Council for NCC Education. Once students have completed these units they will be awarded a certificate of completion from the EC Council.

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Best Career Paths

IT Security Manager

IT Security Managers are responsible for preventing data theft and loss. Although each position may have different responsibilities, typical duties will include monitoring threats, generating reports for senior staff, and ensuring company employees use secure passwords.

Software engineer

An IT professional who designs, develops, and maintains computer software is known as a Software Engineer. Software engineers apply the principles of software engineering to help solve new and ongoing problems for organisations.

IT Sales Professional

IT sales professionals typically work with commercial clients to identify the right technological hardware and software products to meet their business requirements. During pre-sales, this may involve demonstrating features of a particular product.

Penetration Tester

Penetration testers, or pen testers, simulate cyberattacks against a company's computer systems and networks. As a result of these authorised tests, security vulnerabilities and weaknesses can be identified before malicious hackers can exploit them.

IT trainer

IT Trainers are responsible for identifying educational needs, designing educational materials, and ensuring that all employees receive basic computer training. Please contact us if you have experience designing engaging courses that explain technical procedures and best practices.

Network engineer

The Network Engineer, or Network Systems Engineer, is responsible for the creation of IT networks for businesses. They are responsible for developing company networks, coordinating with management to identify network needs, and assisting employees and other individuals in effectively using the network.

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Academic Progression

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking

The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking degree will teach you how to prevent and detect cyber security breaches from hackers as well as fraud against networks, information, applications, businesses and other systems dependent on technology.


Direct entry to Year 3 of the following UK Universities

Universities recognise NCC Education qualifications for entry on to various degree programmes in many subject disciplines or with advanced standing/credit exemption towards years 2 or 3.

Abertay University

BSc (Hons) Computing

Bangor University

BSc Computer Information Systems

De Montfort University Leicester

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

Deakin University

Bachelor of Information Technology

Glasgow Caledonian University

BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Systems Development) BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Software Development) BSc / BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Systems Development) BSc (Hons) Computing (Web Systems Development)
BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Design) BSc / BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Software Development) BSc (Hons) Digital Security and Forensics

Kingston University London

BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Computer Forensics

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

BSc in Computing BSc in Computing – Computer Security & Digital
BSc in Computing – Computer Games Development BSc in Computing – Applied Computing

Nottingham Trent University

BSc Computing

London Metropolitan University

BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Science

RMIT Univeristy Vietnam

Bachelor of Information Technology – BP162

Middlesex University London

BSc (Hons) Information Technology BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management Bachelor of Business in Tourism and International Hospitality Management Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (any major). Majors available include:

Business Systems Network Technology Software Technology
Systems Analysis Systems Management

Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (any major). Majors available include:

Network Technology Software Technology

University of Central Lancashire

BEng (Hons) Computer-Aided Engineering BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computing
BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Unitec Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Computing Systems

University of Greenwich

BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Computer Science

University of Bedfordshire

BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Information Technology BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems BSc (Hons) Computer Networking

University of Northampton

BSc (Hons) Computing

University of Gloucestershire

BSc (Hons) Computer Science BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Computer Forensics

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

BSc (Hons) Computing

University of Worcester

BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Development

Faculties & Mentors

Mayur Ramgir

Mayur Ramgir

Mentor Panel

Rolando Carrasco

Rolando Carrasco

In this course, you will learn the following

  • Develop knowledge and skills in computing, with an emphasis on cyber security
  • Learn to identify security risks and develop strategies to manage them
  • Learn how to use tools to protect against cyber-attacks
  • Develop the ability to design secure systems
  • Develop the ability to use cryptography for authentication and data protection
  • Expert knowledge of a variety of computer systems, networks, and security protocols
  • Ability to develop secure software and networks
  • Understanding of network and system security concepts
  • Knowledge of cyber security standards and regulations
  • Ability to detect and respond to cyber security threats.

What can I do with Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security?

Earning a Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security can open up a world of exciting career opportunities. This diploma provides students with the skills, knowledge and qualifications to pursue a wide range of roles in the cyber security field.

From network security to malware analysis, this diploma offers the foundational skills necessary to protect and defend against cyber threats. With this diploma, graduates can pursue roles in the public, private, and government sectors, allowing them to apply their expertise to protect sensitive data and keep organisations safe from cyber threats.

The Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security can help you gain the knowledge and qualifications you need to make an impact in the world of cyber security.

The Course Provides Shared Expertise by

LSET Trainers

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Industry Experts

Industry Experts

Top Employers

Top Employers

Skills you will Gain

  • Computing Skills
  • Networking in computers
  • Systems for computing
  • Developing a website
  • Analyses of information systems
  • Defending against network security threats
  • Incident investigation and computer forensics
  • Information databases
  • An e-business model
  • Management Essentials
  • Organisational understanding
  • Cybersecurity and ethical hacking assessments
  • Issues related to IT professionalism
  • Analyses, designs, and implementations

Complete Learning Experience

This course provides a hands-on, guided learning experience to help you learn the fundamentals practically.
  • We constantly update the curriculum to include the latest releases and features.
  • We focus on teaching the industry's best practices and standards.
  • We let you explore the topics through guided hands-on sessions.
  • We provide industry professional mentor support to every student.
  • We give you an opportunity to work on real world examples.
  • Work with hands-on projects and assignments.
  • We help you build a technical portfolio that you can present to prospective employers.

Reasons to Choose LSET

  • Interactive live sessions by industry experts.
  • Practical classes with project-based learning with hands-on activities.
  • International learning platform to promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Most up-to-date course curriculum based on current industry demand.
  • Gain access to various e-learning resources.
  • One-to-one attention to ensure maximum participation in the classes.
  • Lifetime career guidance to get the students employed in good companies.
  • Free lifetime membership to the LSET Alumni Club

What Will Be Your Responsibilities?

  • Work creatively in a problem-solving environment.
  • Ask questions and participate in class discussions.
  • Work on assignments and quizzes promptly.
  • Read additional resources on the course topics and ask questions in class.
  • Actively participate in team projects and presentations.
  • Work with the career development department to prepare for interviews
  • Respond promptly to the instructors, student service officers, career development officers, etc.
  • And most importantly, have fun while learning at LSET.
Your Responsibilities

Capstone Project

LSET gives you an opportunity to work on the real world project which will greatly help you to build your technical portfolio

Project Topic: Online Banking

London has been a leading international financial centre since the 19th century. In recent years, London has seen many FinTech start-ups and significant innovations in the banking sector. This project aims to introduce students to the financial industry and technologies used to handle billions of daily transactions. As part of this project, students will learn the current technological advances and build up their knowledge to start a simple banking application. This application uses agile project management practices to build basic functionality. Students will be presented with user stories to create the initial project backlog. Students need to enhance this backlog by adding more relevant user stories and working on them.

LSET emphasises project-based learning as it allows the students to master the course content by going through near real-world work experience. LSET projects are carefully designed to teach the industry-required skills and mindset. It motivates the students on various essential aspects like learning to work in teams, improving communication with peers, taking the initiative to look for innovative solutions, enhancing problem-solving skills, understanding the end user requirements to build user-specific products, etc.

Capstone Projects build students’ confidence in handling projects and applying their newly learned skills to solve real-world problems. This allows the students to reflect upon their learning and find the opportunity to get the most out of the course. Learn more about Capstone Projects here.

Guidance and Help

A dedicated project coordinator who can mentor students on the process will be assigned to this project. Students can also avail of the instructor’s hours as and when needed. LSET may get an industry expert with subject-specific experience to help students understand the industry and its challenges.

Benefits of LSET Certificate

Earning the LSET Certificate means you have demonstrated hard-working capabilities and learnt the latest technologies by completing hands-on exercises and real-world projects.

Following are some of the traits employers can trust you have built up through your course;
  • You know how to work in a team environment and communicate well.
  • You know the tools which are necessary for your desired job.
  • You know how to use the latest technologies to develop technologically advanced solutions.
  • You have developed problem-solving skills to navigate complex problem scenarios and find the right solutions.
  • You are now ready to take on the challenge and help your prospective employer to build the desired solutions.
Benefits of LSET Certificate
What to expect after completing the course

What to expect after completing the course?

After earning your certificate from LSET, you can join the LSET’s Alumni club. There are countless benefits associated with the Alumni Club membership. As a member of LSET Alumni, you can expect the following;
  • LSET to hold your hand to find a successful career
  • Advice you on choosing the right job based on your passion and goals
  • Connect you with industry experts for career progression
  • Provide you opportunities to participate in events to keep yourself updated
  • Provide you with a chance to contribute to the game-changing open-source projects
  • Provide you with a platform to shine by allowing you to speak at our events

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