The Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. It provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme in computing and learners may progress into employment in the sector or into the second year of a bachelor’s degree.

UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 120

Age: 17 +

Entry profile:

Matric endorsement to a higher certificate or diploma

Prior study in computing or related subjects at level 4 or above Other equivalent international qualifications

 

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 eCommerce 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.

Software Development 

Computer System Analysis 

Computer Programming 

Mobile application development 

Database Information System Support 

UK Office of Qualifications and

Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 120

Age: 17 +

Entry profile:

Matric endorsement to a higher

certificate or diploma Prior study in 

computing or related subjects at level 4 

or above Other equivalent international 

qualifications

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 

eCommerce 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.

Software Development 

Computer System Analysis 

Computer Programming 

Mobile application development 

Database Information System Support 





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