UK LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Level 5 Diploma in IT and Computing is a 2 year 240-credit Ofqual regulated qualification. Students will register at Level 4 for the first year and register at Level 5 for the second year It provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the second year of a degree programme in computing and learners may progress into employment in the sector or into the final year of a bachelor’s degree.

UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 240

Age: 18 +

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

Year 1

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 focusses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in

 terms of information processing and data processing.

Year 2

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.

Software Development 

Computer System Analysis 

Computer Programming 

Mobile application development 

Database Information System Support 

Database Administration 

Web Development 

Project Management

UK Office of Qualifications and 

Examinations Regulation (OFQual)

Credits : 240

Age: 18 +

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

Year 1

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 focusses on understanding 

concepts of information systems and 

how they support business needs in

terms of information processing and 

data processing.

Year 2

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.

Software Development 

Computer System Analysis 

Computer Programming 

Mobile application development 

Database Information System Support 

Database Administration 

Web Development 

Project Management





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