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BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems Degree

Including The Level 4/5 Computing Diploma.

We are pleased to announce our new progression route with University of Central Lancashire via NCC.

Enrol onto the Undergraduate Level 4/5 IT and Computing Course with Online Business School and at the same time receive a conditional offer letter from University of Central Lancashire via NCC for the Online Computing Degree (Top-up).

The modules and assignments of the level 4 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.

After successfully completing the Undergraduate Level 4/5 IT and Computing Course, Students can progress directly onto the Online Computing Degree (Top-up) with University of Central Lancashire via NCC.

Course Fees

The Undergraduate Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma are: £1800

The Top up course fees are: £2900

The fee for the Top up is only payable once the student successfully completes the level 4/5 course and wishes to progress onto the Top up. 

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 £12.00
FREE Laptop
Free CV Writing help on completion of the course.

Am I Eligible For This Course?

To enrol onto the Level 4 course, students must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the Level 5 course, students must have attained a Level 4, or equivalent.

To enrol onto the Top up, students must have a level 4 and 5 qualification, or equivalent.

Level 4 Module Listing

Introduction to Computing

This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

Introduction to Programming

This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

Introduction to Databases

This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.

Requirements Engineering

This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

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 eCommerce 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 focusses 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.

Computing Project Planning

Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT Software, this Module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.

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 and Management

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 virtualisation 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.

Advanced Databases

This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.

Level 4 and 5 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 5000-8000 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/

University of Central Lancashire via NCC Top Up

The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems, delivered online by NCC and validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, has been designed to prepare students for employment in the IT sector. The qualification equips students with a blend of technical IT skills and business expertise that will prepare them for a career in senior management IT roles. The qualification units are designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge required by employers in the IT sector.

The qualification is made up of four 20-credit units and a project unit which accounts for 40 credits. When taken full-time, the qualification is delivered in two 15-week semesters (12 teaching weeks). Two units are studied in each semester, with the project being studied over two semesters. Full time students should spend between 30 – 40 hours per week on their studies. Part-time students study one or two units per semester over four semesters, with the project being studied over four semesters. On a part time basis students can expect to study between 15 – 20 hours weekly. Units comprise of weekly video lectures, tutorial exercises and live chat sessions with subject experts. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world and with subject experts through discussion forums.

Top Up modules include:

  1. Advanced Database Management Systems
  2. Corporate Communication Systems Management
  3. eBusiness
  4. Managing Information Systems Projects
  5. Information Systems Project