IT & COMPUTING

Diploma

Level 5

Courses starting in November 2021

IT & Computing Diploma Level 5

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.

With the number of people shopping online on the rise, and the number of online stores ever increasing, it’s becoming more and more important for retailers and eCommerce stores to know how to optimise and promote their websites to increase site visitors and revenues.

The IT & Computing level 5 consists of 10 modules:

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 approach

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 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.

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.

Qualification Details

The Level 5 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 5 IT & E-commerce qualification is accredited by ATHE (Awards in Training & Higher Education), which is fully regulated by Ofqual.

Progression after passing the IT & Computing level 5

Professional studies route

On completion of this course, students can progress further on the professional studies route by studying the Strategic Business Management level 7

University Route

Alternatively, after the level 5, students can then apply to complete a BA degree one 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?

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 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 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

Courses starting in November 2021

IT & Computing Level 5

Includes registration and assignment fees

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 Level 4 & Level 5

Includes registration and assignment fees

Payment in full option

Save £201 when you pay in full at enrolment

£2,200.00 £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

If you have any queries regarding the programme, unit choices, enrolling process or related topics, please phone us on 02394 00 3559 or send an email to iag@goldedgetraining.co.uk

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