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, 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
1. Southampton Solent
2. University University of Derby
3. University of Lincoln
4. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
5. Middlesex University
Course name:Diploma in IT & Computing
Level: 4 & 5
Modules: 10 x level 4 10 x level 5
Assignments: 10 per level
Price: LKR 240,000 + GBP 250 (Accreditation Fee)
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.
Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons)
Southampton Solent University
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee duration 9 months
Universityof Lincoln BSc (Hons)
Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up
Universityof Central Lancashire (UCLan)
BSc (Hons) BusinessComputing and Information Systems top-up degree
BSc (Hons) BusinessInformation 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.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible for this program?
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education.
Before enrolling 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.
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.
Learners 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.
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 multi-media 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.
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.
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 insecurity.
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
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:
- Management information systems
- IT and society
- Computer systems and software
- Computer programming.
- Relational database systems
- Software engineering
- Systems analysis and design
- E-commerce applications
- Human computer interactions
- 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:
- Ethical, legal and regulatory issues and professional responsibilities in IT
- Network design
- Web based development
- Database design and development
- Relational database systems
- Innovative technologies in computing
- Computer research methods
- Managing a computing project
- Software development methodologies
- Strategic management information systems
More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-computing/
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.