This is the Diploma level of Higher Education Qualifications.
This level is the academic equivalent to Year 2 of a UK university honours degree and is recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) as Level 5.
By beginning the Diploma in IT level course BCS assumes knowledge of the Certificate in IT level modules (or exemption) and focuses on the following:
More information about these modules is available on the Syllabus page.
BCS recommends a minimum of 225 hours study per module. The course culminates in a 2 hour written exam focusing on the one core module and each of the three optional modules of your choice.
Completion of the Diploma Examinations level means you are eligible to apply for BCS Membership if you have 3 years' experience as an IT professional.
In order to finish the Diploma in IT level candidates must complete a project. Recommended minimum study time of 200 hours.
Successful completion of the project and examination enables you to apply for selected degree courses with universities and means you are eligible to apply for BCS Membership (MBCS) if you have 2 years' experience as an IT professional.