IT and Computing, University 2nd Year (Level 5)
If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, The IT and Computing Diploma offered by KINGSGATE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE is definitely a course you should consider.
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.
Our online Level 5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 120-credit course, it includes 5 modules and written assignments at each level. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate 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 fee for enroling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is £8,500 for online study and £12,000 for campus study.
Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £5,400 each for online study and £9,000 for campus study.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Interest Free Monthly Installments
- Western Union
- All Course Materials, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support.
- Access to an online Social Learning forum.
- Assignment marking and feedback.
- FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00.
- Free CV Writing help on completion of the course.
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus, Costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year.
University of Derby
Southampton Solent University
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months.
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)
NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit www.slc.co.uk for more information.
Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.
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.
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.
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.
The ATHE Level 5 IT and Computing Course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3,000-5,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The Assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT
- Network Design
- Web Based Development
- Database Design And Development
- Relational Database Systems
- Innovative Technologies in Computing
- Computer Research Methods
- Managing a Computing Project
- Software Development Methodologies
- Strategic Management Information systems
More information about the Level 5 units can be found here.
Whilst studying this course students will develop their skills in programming, systems analysis and design, software development. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue a career in IT within the public or private sector.