Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

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The Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey. This builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).

This qualification is designed to develop the specialist skills necessary to protect and secure data systems from ever-increasing threats in today’s evolving digital society.

A balance of academic and vocational learning will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills essential in many cyber-security job roles.


For entry onto the NCC Education L5DCS qualification students must have at least one of the following:

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).


  • A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DC qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.

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 or above
  • Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.


Six core units include:

  • Networking Security and Cryptography - Provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communication networks.

  • Information Systems Analysis - This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

  • Analysis, Design and Implementation - Provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. The unit also develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.

  • Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms - Provides students with the skills to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with network vulnerability and protects valuable information held by organisations.

  • Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation - Understanding the investigation requirements and prosecution of cyber criminals. Students will learn the necessary processes required for the acquisition, inspection, and reporting of information stored across computer networks related to criminal incidents.

  • Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments - Understanding of the concept of ‘ethical’ hacking and the essential elements; such as information security, threats and attack vectors of information security, hacking and ethical hacking concepts including risk management.


Upon successful completion of the qualification, students will be able to go on to directly pursue a career in cyber security or complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities which recognise NCC Education qualifications.


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Individual Candidate

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Candidate Payment Terms and Conditions

  • Candidates are expected to settle payment of installments on due date. Otherwise, they will not be allowed participation in the course. Furthermore, a student enrolling on a new course will not be accepted if there is a balance due on a course on which the candidate was previously registered.
  • Interest at 2% p.a. above bank rate will be charged on outstanding balance which has exceeded the authorized end payment date.
  • Athena Business School reserves the right to retain results slip and/or certificate for a course in case of outstanding balance on that particular course. Certificates are issued to students who have attained at least 90% attendance in a course.
  • Athena Business School will not be liable for any certificate which will not have been collected within one year. Request for a certificate after the period will bear additional costs.
  • In case the amount due by the candidate (corporate) has to be recovered through an attorney, the commission payable, plus VAT thereon, to the attorney will be paid by the candidate (corporate). The commission will be payable as soon as the attorney sends a simple letter of demand.

Cancellation Policy

  • Athena Business School has the right to cancel any scheduled training programme before the scheduled date; In this case, participants will be reimbursed accordingly.
  • A registered student has the right to cancel participation to the scheduled programme before scheduled date.
    A cancellation fee will be charged as under:
    • In case of cancellation occurring more than ten calendar days prior to the beginning of the scheduled programme, a fee of Rs 1000 will be retained from the course fee and the remaining will be reimbursed excluding exam fees (where applicable).
    • In case of cancellation occurring ten calendar days or less than ten calendar days prior to the beginning of the scheduled programme, 25% of the fees (course and exam fees) will be due.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing and addressed to the Manager, Athena Business School, 18 Edith Cavell, 1st Floor Fon Sing Building, Port-Louis, with a copy of this document, of the invoice(s) and of receipt(s).
  • No refund will be applicable after the start of the course.

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Please note that one of our student counsellors will contact you to further discuss about this application.

For HRDC refund please note:

  1. The HRDC G1 form for refund should be filled in at least 5 working days before the start of the course.
  2. Following full payment, you will be issued with all related documents for HRDC G3 application

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