Level 4/5 Diploma in IT and Computing

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, The IT and Computing Diploma offered by ESMB Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider.

Our online Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course designed to equip you with the skills you need to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, also Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

ATHE have direct articulation arrangements with several Universities which give full recognition for entry (Click here to see ATHE progression routes).

Course Fees
The fee for enrolling onto Level 4 and Level 5 together is £3999 UK or £4999 International.

University Top-Up

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.

Middlesex University

Top up Final Year BA (Hons) Computing – £TBA

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.

Am I Eligible For This Programme?
To enrol in a Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Level 4 Module Listing
Introduction to Computing
This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

Introduction to Programming
This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

Introduction to Databases
This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief. Learners will learn how to design a database.

Requirements Engineering
This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

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.

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.

Computing Project Planning
Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT Software, this Module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.

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 and Management
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.

Advanced Databases
This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.

Career Path
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.

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