Diploma in Information Technology

Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Information Technology
Awarding Body
QUALIFI
Duration
12 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL OR DISTANCE LEARNING
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Awarding Body
QUALIFI
Duration
12 MONTHS
Start Date
MONTHLY INTAKES
Study Mode
VIRTUAL OR DISTANCE LEARNING
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The QUALIFI Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Information Technology course is made up of 12 modules and 12 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 2,000 words each.

Programme Overview

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the Information Technology 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 Information Technology Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it includes 12 modules and 12 written assignments. 

The rationale for the Level 4 qualification is that it provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles in the information technology (IT) industry, notably in programming, website design or PC maintenance. The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally.

The rationale for the Level 5 qualification is that it provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles n the IT industry, notably in .NET programming, system administration and network security. Learners will also learn about entrepreneurship in a techno environment. The qualification is flexible in that it offers elective choices of networking, web design or e-commerce – the latter being much in demand in modern business.

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.

Course Content

Level 4 Content

Information Technology and IT Ethics
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations.
Mathematics and Statistics for IT
This unit aims to provide an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics and equip learners with the mathematical skills to analyse and solve problems that will enable them to work within the field of IT.
PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
This unit aims to provide knowledge of personal computer hardware. Successful completion of this unit will enable learners to install a computer system unit and operating system and conduct troubleshooting.
Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts
This unit aims to explain the concepts of photo editing. This will enable learners to insert photos into documents such as user manuals and the IT structure of an organization.
Web Programming
This unit aims to provide learners with web programming knowledge and skills including advanced technologies to upload content onto the internet.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
This unit aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languages and GUI programming.
Web Design
This unit aims to provide learners with skills in website design and development. This includes techniques for writing web pages with Hypertext Markup (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Logical IT Networking
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of logical networking. It covers Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP), Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networking (WAN), including IP address and subnetting.
Physical IT Networking
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of physical networking and basic network administration skills. It covers knowledge of computer networks.
Programming Concepts and Java for Android Programming
This unit aims to develop programming skills. This unit includes variables, control and decision (if and switch) as well as loops and program control (for, while, do-while).
The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
  • Information Technology and IT Ethics
  • Mathematics and Statistics for IT
  • PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
  • Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts
  • Web Programming
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Level 5 Content

Technopreneurship
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.
Network Security
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents.
C#.NET Programming
This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#.
System Administration
This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows.
Content Management Systems
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to use content management systems (CMS) as a tool for the creation of digital content.
Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of business to consumer e-commerce.
Web Design
This unit aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge of client side programming and how to create a dynamic web pages using JavaScript (JS) programming language and Adobe Dreamweaver. The unit covers the creation of dynamic web pages that use form validation, validate user input, process user input at client side, dynamic navigation menu and a web client application.
Network Routing and Switching
This unit aims to deliver the knowledge needed to carry out switching and the knowledge and skills needed to carry out routing – how to set up and configure a router and switches to interconnect a multi area network. The unit covers computer networks routing and switching including Router Information Protocol (RIP); Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
Network Design and Administration
This unit aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable learners to design a network i.e. how to scale and connect different networks to form an effective inter-connecting network. It covers hierarchical network design; gathering network requirements; identifying network performance issues.
Business to Business (B2B) E-commerce
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of Business to business (B2B) e-commerce. This includes Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), online transaction processing, inventory management systems and supply chain management.
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
  • Technopreneurship
  • Network Security
  • C#.NET Programming
  • System Administration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce
Entry Requirements
Entry to Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology

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 Information Technology

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 Duration
Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Information Technology

To complete the Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Information Technology, it will take 12 months. Every month, the student will be required to complete one assignment.

  • Level 4 - 6 Months
  • Level 5 - 6 Months
Programme Delivery
Virtual Classes

Virtual class is a cloud-based service facilitated by LIBT whereby learners study by participating in interactive, real-time online tutoring which is an extension of the conventional classroom approach. The virtual sessions are held on weekends and there are 4 sessions for each module, followed up with an assignment clinic. Assignment clinics are sessions conducted by lecturers to support the students in writing the assignment.

Distance Learning Self-Study

Distance Learning is an approach by which learners learn at their own pace by utilizing the resources availed to them via LIBT’s dedicated Learning Management System (LMS) BRIDGE. For self-study distance learning students, 1:1 tutor support is provided as an when needed.

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)

Scholarships

Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa.

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BLOCKCHAIN-BASED CERTIFICATION

LIBT now offers learners Blockchain-based Certificates upon successful completion of academic and corporate training programmes. The single-click verification makes third-party authentication highly convenient. LIBT’s blockchain-based credentials are offered via Accredible, a specialized platform with bank-level encryption, which makes forgery and manipulation of credentials impossible. Shareable across social media & professional networking platforms, this accreditation is a golden opportunity for learners looking to attract better opportunities & prospects.

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)

Please see the Tuition Fee section to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
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)
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