Pearson International BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

Program Rating :

This program includes an enhanced work-related curriculum that is designed to address an increasing need for high-quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5, equipping students with the right skills and competencies for the workplace or progression to further higher education study.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement:
Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:
Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total guided learning hours = 960 hours 
  • Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours Requires 240 credits, of which 
  • 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units) 
  • Mix of core, specialist, and optional units, totaling 240 credits
Year 1Year 2
ProgrammingComputing Research Project
Networking Business Process Support
Professional Practice Networking Management
Database Design & Development Information Security Management
Security Advanced Programming for Data Analysis
Planning a Computing Project E-Commerce & Strategy
Software Development LifecyclesOperating Systems
Website Design & Development


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Career Opportunities

  • Software Applications Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Data Security Specialist 
  • Website Designer/Developer
  • Website Admin
  • Business Process Specialist
  • Computer Networking Specialist
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Data Security
  • Data Management
  • E-Commerce business Developer
Market Growth Rate
15 %

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