Diploma in Computing

Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Computing
Awarding Body
ATHE UK
Duration
20 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL(Part Time)
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Awarding Body
ATHE UK
Duration
20 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL(Part Time)
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Download programme details
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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.

Programme Overview

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing Diploma offered by LIBT 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 Community Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 4 Diploma in Computing

No work experience needed

Two reference letters

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at a degree level English, e.g., IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213 or LIBT-EPT

As an online learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email

Entry to Level 5 Diploma in Computing

No work experience needed

Level 4 qualification

Two reference letters

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at a degree level English, e.g., IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213 or LIBT-EPT

As an online learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email

Course Content

Level 4 Content

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
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.
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.
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

Level 5 Content

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
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
Course Duration
Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Computing

To complete the Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Computing, it will take 20 months. Every month, the student will be required to complete one assignment.

  • Level 4 - 10 Months
  • Level 5 - 10 Months
Tuition Fee

Total Programme Fee
£1600

Payment Terms

  • 4 Installments: £400 every 2 months (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
  • 8 Installment: £200 every month (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost of my programme?
  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
Am I eligible for this programme?

You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

Will there be an interview?

There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.

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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

PAYMENT TERMS

Payment Terms
Pay in Full: £1600

  • 4 Installments: £400 every 2 months (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)
  • 8 Installment: £200 every month (additional bank charges of £20 per installment apply)