IT & COMPUTING

Diploma

Level 4

Courses starting in November 2021

IT & Computing Diploma Level 4

Do you love working with computers?

Would you like a career in IT?

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, this diploma is definitely the course to consider.

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

The IT & Computing level 4 consists of 10 modules:

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.

Qualification Details

The Level 4 Diploma in IT & Computing is a 120 credit course designed to provide learners with the skills needed to succeed in the IT industry of either small, medium or large businesses.

These are valuable skills to have and can be used to open up opportunities at a huge variety of employers – from healthcare to hospitality, banking to broadcasting. This course can be your way of preparing for a career at any number of organisations.

The Level 4 IT & Computing qualification is accredited by ATHE (Awards in Training & Higher Education), which is fully regulated by Ofqual.

Progression after passing the IT & Computing level 4

Professional studies route

On completion of this course, students can progress further on the professional studies route by studying the IT 7 Computing level 5.

University Route

Alternatively, after the level 4, students can then apply to complete a BA degree two year top up at any UK universities.

Examples of University Progression

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

What is included in my course?

All course material, including online modules and written assignments

One to one open access teacher support

Dedicated student support for all general course enquiries

Access to an online social learning forum

Assignment support, marking and feedback

Who is eligible for this programme?

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

Please feel free to ring our initial advice and guidance or speak to a teacher prior to starting by ring 02394 00 3559

Written Assignments

The ATHE Level 4 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

Courses starting in November 2021

IT & Computing Level 4

Payment in full option

Save £200 when you pay in full at enrolment

£1,800.00 £1,600.00
OR

Instalment plan option

First Instalment £450 followed by 12 x monthly payments of £112.50
Total paid £1,800

First instalment £450

First instalment includes course registration and examination fees paid to ATHE. All future instalments will be taken monthly on the same day as enrolment

IT & Computing Diploma Level 4 & Level 5

Payment in full option

Save £201 when you pay in full at enrolment

£2,200 £1,999.00
OR

Instalment plan option

First Instalment £550 followed by 12 x monthly payments of £137.50
Total paid £2,200

First instalment £550

First instalment includes course registration and examination fees paid to ATHE. All future instalments will be taken monthly on the same day as enrolment

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