Web design and IT Level 4 and 5

If you have a passion for computing and want to turn that into a career, consider this online diploma and progress to university.
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Web design and IT Level 4 and 5 online course

An effective website is no longer a nice-to-have. For most businesses, it is a key selling tool and a means of giving customers the chance to learn more about the organisation before they decide to make a purchase.

This means that the skills web developers and IT specialists are highly prized and valued. A career in computing has also become more appealing due to advancements in technology, with more entries to computing A-level courses than ever.

With this combined Level 4 and 5 Diploma in web design and IT, you’ll learn how to utilise these key skills for a rewarding career. Delivered by Oxbridge in partnership with OBS, this course teaches modules that are equivalent to the first two years of a university undergraduate degree, and is ideal for progressing into this exciting, ever-changing industry.

ELCAS funding is available for this course and you’ll also receive benefits from a Totum student discount card as part of your studies. You’ll have the chance to study at your pace through online learning, while still having access to tutor support through one-to-one video sessions. In addition, you’ll learn from a selection of resources, including recommended reading and links to further internet resources. Extra support is also provided through marked assignments.

This combined Level 4 and 5 diploma follows the ATHE 601/4740/4 and Qualifi 603/4793/4 syllabuses, which are recognised by Ofqual and provide the perfect foundation to later move on to the final year of a degree.

Not only will this combined Level 4 and 5 diploma develop your programming skills and knowledge of web design, it could also lead to opportunities in across the public and private sectors.

What you will learn

  1. Level 4, Unit 1: Computer systems and software

    You’ll begin your course by developing your understanding if how hardware and software integrate together.

  2. 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.

  3. Level 4, Unit 3: Relational database systems

    Take your understanding of database systems further and learn how to conduct data analysis and modelling.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Level 5, Unit 5: Content Management Systems

    Develop your knowledge of content management systems (CMS) and how these are used in the creation of engaging digital content. From here, you’ll understand various CMS roles and how to carry out content migration activities as needed.

  16. Level 5, Unit 6: Web design

    In this final module, you’ll understand how to use programs such as JavaScript (JS) programming language and Adobe Dreamweaver to create dynamic web pages with a multitude of capabilities.

Awarding Body

Qualifi is a leading 21st century Awarding Organisation founded to meet the developing education and training needs of learners and employers from the UK and around the globe serving the needs of learners and employers in the UK and worldwide every year.

The ATHE 601/4740/4 and Qualifi 603/4793/4 syllabuses you will learn from have been selected for their suitability to online learning.

This online course also carries up to 240 UCAS credits, which are used as part of university applications.

Course Outcome

This combined Level 4 and 5 combined diploma in web design and IT is the equivalent to the first two years of undergraduate study. Upon completing the Level 5 modules, you’ll have the opportunity to complete your final year on a university campus or through distance learning.

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.

Entry requirements

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.