IT and Computing 1st Year of University (Level 4)


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IT and Computing 1st Year of University (Level 4)

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing training Level 4 Diploma course can be the perfect fit for you.

Our online Level 4 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 120-credit course, it includes 10 modules and written assignments. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need in the 2nd year of Undergraduate Degree and then top up 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 Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

The ATHE Level 4 IT and Computing course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

Core Unit

  1. Management information systems
  2. IT and society
  3. Computer systems and software
  4. Computer programming
  5. Relational database systems
  6. Software engineering
  7. Systems analysis and design
  8. E-commerce applications
  9. Human computer interactions
  10. Information systems theory

Blended Learning (for students who are in the UK)

Online learning (International students who are abroad)

Fulltime:  If you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 9 months duration.

Part time: if you are studying part time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 2 years from the date of enrolment.

Fast track full time: if you are studying full time online or blended learning you can complete each level in 6 months

Online: if you are studying online and studying at your own pace you can complete in 3/4 years’ time.

  • There are no written Exams, only written assignment it must be submitted after completing each module.
  • Overall Grading Type: Pass/Merit/Distinction
  • 120 credit overall
  • Overall Grading Type: Pass/Merit/Distinction

After successfully passing all core units of level 4, you will receive IT and Computing Diploma from ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education).

On successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in IT & Computing there are a number of progression opportunities. Students may progress to:

  • level 5 ATHE qualification such as the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing
  • Employment in a computing and/or technology role at an appropriate level
  • The second year of a degree programme in UK University

Human-Computer Interaction
Students will develop an understanding of principles and models of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). They will evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype user interface. They will formulate design documentation to plan an interface for a product. Students will implement the plan to create a prototype. Students will review and amend the prototype based on user feedback.

Management Information Systems
Students will investigate different management information systems and evaluate the common features. They will analyze an existing information system in use by an organization. They will review records, observe performance and understand the legal and organizational requirements that apply to an information system. They will use their findings to recommend improvements to a management information system and they will present their findings to a client.

IT and Society
Students will understand ethical, legal, and regulatory issues relating to IT. They will also understand the impact of IT on society.

Computer Programming
Students will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle. They will use an appropriate programming language and learn about the principles of good programming to enable them to create computer programs.

Computer Systems and Software
This unit will develop Students’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components. Students will explore how hardware serves specific computer processing functions and investigate the use of various software applications.

Relational Database Systems
This unit will develop Students’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modeling. They will understand how normalization and functional dependency theory is used to design a relational database and how the client-server model is used.

Information Systems Theory and Practice
Students will understand the benefits of using information systems to plan a project. They will use an information system to plan and implement an information systems project.

Systems Analysis and Design
Students will be able to understand the systems development life cycle and the role of systems methodologies within the life cycle. Students will be introduced to different fact-finding and problem-solving techniques and they will use these to analyze an existing system. They will recommend improvements and plan to implement these improvements for a client.

eCommerce Applications
Students will learn about different eCommerce models and applications and how they can be used to develop eCommerce in a small business. They will research the stages involved in setting up eCommerce and they will use eCommerce applications to meet a client brief.

Software Engineering
Students will gain an understanding of the need for software engineering and the different methods and techniques.

Students of IT and Computing Training Level 4