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Diploma in IT and Computing (Level 5)

£1600

Package Includes

  • University 2nd Year (Level 5) Full Course Materials and Exams

Also includes

  • Unlimited tutor support
  • Recognised Ofqual Qualification
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Diploma in IT and Computing (Level 4)

£1600

Package Includes

  • University 1st Year (Level 4) Full Course Materials and Exams

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  • Unlimited tutor support
  • Recognised Ofqual Qualification
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About the course

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider. The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree. Our online Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at each level. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

Examples of University Progression

  • Southampton Solent University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Middlesex University

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Course Details

Course fees

The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £1995. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1600 each.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Interest free monthly instalments
  • Paypal
  • Western Union
What is included in the cost of my course?

All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
FREE laptop
Free CV writing help on completion of the course.

University top-up

If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year.

University of Derby

Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) – £4400

Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months

University of Lincoln

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up

University of Portsmouth

BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies

BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree

Middlesex University

BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)

BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.

Am I eligible for This progamme?

To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Level 4 module listing

Computer systems and software

This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.

Computer programming

Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle.

Relational database systems

This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modelling.

Software engineering

Leaners will gain an understanding of the need for Software Engineering and the different methods and techniques.

Systems analysis and design

This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.

E- Commerce applications

This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

Human computer interaction

This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human computer interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

IT and society

This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

Information systems project management

This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

Management information systems

This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

Level 5 module listing

Innovative technologies in computing

This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing research methods

This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software development methodologies

This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Managing a computing project

Learners will find out about different project management tools and techniques that can be used when managing a computing project.

Strategic management information systems

This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, legal and professional issues in IT

This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design

This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web based development

This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualization and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber security

This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Database design and development

Learners will extend their understanding of database design and development. They will research database management systems and will design and implement a complex database

Written assignments

The ATHE Level 4/5 IT and Computing course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:

  1. Management information systems
  2. IT and society
  3. Computer systems and software
  4. Computer programming
  5. Relational database systems
  6. Software engineering
  7. Systems analysis and design
  8. E-commerce applications
  9. Human computer interactions
  10. Information systems theory

More information about the level 4 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-4-computing/

The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

  1. Ethical, legal and regulatory issues and professional responsibilities in IT
  2. Network design
  3. Web based development
  4. Database design and development
  5. Relational database systems
  6. Innovative technologies in computing
  7. Computer research methods
  8. Managing a computing project
  9. Software development methodologies
  10. Strategic management information systems

More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-computing/

Career path

Whilst studying this course students will develop their skills in programming, systems analysis and design, software development. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue a career in IT within the public or private sector.

Level 4 Sample Certificate

Level 5 Sample Certificate

I was able to arrange my studies according to the available time I had everyday allowing me to combine the studies according to my daily needs.

Angus Parrett

Level 4&5 IT and Computing

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