Taught course

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security)

London School of Emerging Technology
After School

Entry requirements

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC) is a qualification regulated by Ofqual. The qualification (with specialisations) constitutes the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC). Students will be exposed to more advanced topics, including database development, information systems analysis, network security and cryptography, in greater detail and with greater depth.

Option 1

  1. Topic: Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
  2. Full-time: 6 Months

Option 2

  1. Topic: Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
  2. Add-On:Project
  3. Full-time: 8 Months

Option 3

  1. Topic: Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security
  2. Add-On: Project &Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program
  3. Full-time: 15 Months

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 Job Guarantee program is available only to candidates who enrol in Option 3 (Project and Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program). It is important to note, however, that the Job Guarantee program has its own selection criteria, so not everyone may be considered for the program. To learn more about the Job Guarantee program, please visit Job Guaranteed Software Courses

In the Level 4 Diploma, key modules will be examined in-depth, including computer systems and software, systems analysis and design, and management information systems. A foundational education in computer science will prepare you to enter a university degree program and pursue a career in the field.

This Level 4 Diploma will exempt you from completing units if you lack a traditional entry qualification. This is an OFQUAL-regulated qualification that is recognised in the UK and will enable you to pursue higher education in a shorter time frame. All units will be discussed extensively in the course, and you will gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of computing.

This qualification will make you a competitive force in the IT industry, as well as a valuable asset for IT enterprises. It is the most flexible and effective method of obtaining a top-up qualification and entering University immediately. This certification will enhance your educational profile. This qualification provides a pathway to a Level 5 Diploma in Computing, which provides entry into the third year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing.

Information for international students

Information for applicants from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

A new set of regulations and guidance has been published by the UK Council for International Student Affairs on 11 May 2021 regarding the assessment of fee status for international students. The fee status assessments will be conducted in accordance with this guidance.

In the event that you are an EU national and do not reside in the United Kingdom, you may be subject to overseas fees. Students with settled and pre-settled status in the UK and some other categories of students who work in the UK can qualify for Home fee status as long as they meet the residence criteria.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • After School
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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 contact details

London School of Emerging Technology
+44 (0) 20 3369 9909