Accreditation status: Accredited

Credit Equivalency: 120

Progression routes: The Level 5 Diplomas in IT; the second year of undergraduate study in Computer Science, Information Technology or related; or directly into employment in an associated profession.

Availability: UK and international

Course Overview
The rationale for the 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 diploma is accredited at Level 4 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.


Core Units

  • Information Technology and IT Ethics
  • Mathematics and Statistics for IT
  • PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
  • Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

    Elective Units

  • Logical IT Networking
  • Physical IT Networking
  • Web Programming
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Programming Concepts and Java for Android Programming

    Learning Outcomes
    1. To understand and apply the principles of IT in a range of business environments
    2. To understand and apply the principles in a specific environment
    3. To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship
    between management theories and their practical application in the IT world
    4. Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
    5. Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
    6. Effectively use verbal and communication skills
    7. Work independently and as part of a team
    8. Manage one's own personal development and growth

    Entry Requirements
    Entry to the qualifications will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:

  • demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3, for example 'A' Levels or vocational awards;
  • spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop;
  • seeking further professional development and to gain work related skills and know-how.

    Progression Pathways
    Upon completing this Level 4 diploma, learners can progress to Level 5 diplomas in IT, or the second year of undergraduate study in computer science, information technology or a related subject. Learners can also step directly into employment in an associated profession. Click here to check Progression Pathways

    Career Opportunities
    Primary areas of employment include:

  • IT Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • IT Technician
  • Cloud Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Engineer

    Course Fees
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