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  LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (University Second Year Course)

Accreditation status: Accredited

Credit Equivalency: 120

Progression routes: The Level 6 Diplomas; the final 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 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 technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally. The diploma is accredited at Level 5 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.

Units
Core Units

  • Technopreneurship
  • Network Security
  • C#.NET Programming
  • System Administration

    Elective Units

  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Network Design and Administration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Web Design
  • Business to Business (B2B) E-commerce
  • Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce

    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 4 for example any Level 4 or similar 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 5 diploma, learners can progress to the final year of an undergraduate degree in information technology, computer science or related subject, or Level 6 Diplomas. 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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