LMQ Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Information Technology programmes are designed to provide a broad understanding of information technology and the environment in which they operate. Candidates who achieve these qualifications may go on to study further academic and professional qualifications or embark on an administrative, managerial or commercial career in their relevant field.
LMQ Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Information Technology has a strong managerial focus which helps successful candidates to progress to management roles. In addition, the wide range of options enables candidates to progress to specialist roles such as human resource management, marketing, and financial services.
This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the followings:
LMQ Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Information Technology or any qualification which is at Level 4 or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or SCQF Level 6 and 7 in technology related or any overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 4 qualification in the UK (or higher).
This qualification is equivalent to the following:
Framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
- Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 4, Higher National Certificates (HNC)
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
- Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Modern Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Scottish Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Award
The successful candidates have wider opportunity to progress onto the higher-level qualifications including LMQ Level 6 Graduate Diploma in IT. As this qualification is equivalent to Level 5 (QCF/RQF), the candidates are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of the Bachelor’s degree programmes. Click here to see the progression opportunities.
LMQ Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Information Technology qualification consists of 8 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Notional Learning Hours (NLH) for the completed qualification.
Notional Learning Hours (NLH) is defined as Notional learning hours include all the learning activities that are required to achieve the learning outcomes.
Credit value is defined as being the number of credits that may be awarded to a Learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit. One credit is equal to 10 hours of NLH.
|L/HNDIT/5002||Database Design and Development||12|
|L/HNDIT/5003||Web Based Development||12|
|L/HNDIT/5005||Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT||12|
|L/HNDIT/5006||Strategic Management Information Systems||12|
|L/HNDIT/5007||Innovative Technologies in Computing||12|
|L/HNDIT/5008||Computing Research Methods||12|
|L/HNDIT/5009||Managing a Computing Project||12|
|L/HNDIT/5010||Software Development Methodologies||12|
This qualification is expected to be delivered minimum of 12 months for full-time study. Centres should make sure the Total Qualification Times (TQM) or National Learning Hours (NLH) are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered face-to-face, distance learning, through lectures, tutorials, seminars.