What you will learn
Level 4, Unit 1: Computer systems and software
You’ll begin your course by developing your understanding if how hardware and software integrate together.
Level 4, Unit 2: Computer programming
You’ll become familiar with the various tools and techniques used in the designing, implementation, and testing of individual programs. You’ll also learn how these follow the system life cycle.
Level 4, Unit 3: Relational database systems
Take your understanding of database systems further and learn how to conduct data analysis and modelling.
Level 4, Unit 4: Software engineering
Gain an understanding of the need for software engineering and the methods and techniques used in this key practice.
Level 4, Unit 5: Systems analysis and design
This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to the needs of the organisation’s processes and how information is conveyed.
Level 4, Unit 6: E-commerce applications
Learn the importance of e-commerce in today’s business world and identify aims and objectives associated with the implementation of this technology business-wide. You’ll also understand how these are developed from defining requirements.
Level 4, Unit 7: Human computer interaction
Understand and develop your knowledge of the principles and models of human-computer interaction. You’ll learn how to evaluate existing HCI design and its principles. From here, you’ll plan your own prototype multimedia user interface.
Level 4, Unit 8: IT and society
Examine the impact of technology on society and the trends that this creates. You’ll examine management issues and conflicts that may arise, factoring in principles of security and data management.
Level 4, Unit 9: Information systems theory and practice
Explore elements of project management and how these are applied in the successful implementation of specific IT projects.
Level 4, Unit 10: Management information systems
In this final Level 4 module, you’ll understand the concepts if information systems and how they support business requirements in terms of processing information and data.
Level 5, Unit 1: Technopreneurship
This first module introduces you to the characteristics of entrepreneurs and the skills they need to establish a new technology business. You’ll also cover topics such as planning, marketing, and finance.
Level 5, Unit 2: Network security
This module enables you to build your knowledge of network security issues and the processes involved in the detection and prevention of common security incidents.
Level 5, Unit 3: C#.NET Programming
You’ll be introduced to the concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. From here, you’ll be confident in creating dynamic web pages in using various programming techniques.
Level 5, Unit 4: System Administration
You’ll gain the knowledge you need for system administration, covering aspects including Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers, backup policies, application management, and other utilities and tools available to programmers.
Level 5, Unit 5: Network Routing and Switching
In this module, you’ll understand what is involved in carrying out network switching and routing. You’ll also cover elements such as Router Information Protocol (RIP); Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
Level 5, Unit 6: Network Design and Administration
This final Level 5 module is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to design a network. You’ll advance your understanding of hierarchical network design; gathering network requirements; identifying network performance issues, as well as other aspects.
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The 603/4781/8 and 603/4792/2 syllabuses you will learn from have been selected for their suitability to online learning and will set you on the path to completing a full undergraduate degree at one of the leading UK universities. This online Level 4 and 5 Networking and IT course also carries up to 240 UCAS credits, which are used as part of university applications.
This combined Level 4 and 5 combined diploma is the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to progress to the final year at one of our accredited UK university partners.
How is this course assessed or examined?
This course is made up of a total of 16 modules; 10 are covered at Level 4 with the remaining six at Level 5. You’ll be assessed based on six written assignments at each level, of approximately 2 000 – 3 000 words in length.
The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a university degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a university degree. Completing this course gives you the opportunity to top up your course with the final year at a UK university.
To enrol on the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in level 5, you must complete level 4 or equivalent.