Computing L4

    Computing - Diploma Level 4

     

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    Course Overview

    The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in 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 in size and level to the first year of a degree programme in computing.

    Progression

    On successful completion of this qualification, there are a number of progression opportunities.

    Students can progress to:

    • You can progress to the 2nd year of a bachelor degree from the ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing, or alternatively you can progress to an ATHE qualification at level 5. 

    ATHE University Partners:

    ATHE has a number of University partners, who offer online or on the campus Bachelor and Master courses including:

    • Anglia Ruskin University
    • Southampton Solent University
    • University of Sunderland London Campus
    • Northampton University
    • Coventry University
    • Cardiff Metropolitan University
    • University of Bolton
    • University of Bedfordshire
    • Prince Edward Island University

    For more information, please visit https://athe.co.uk/progression-routes/

    Entry requirement

    This qualification is designed for students aged 19 and above.

    For students who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

    • Age: 19 +
    • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
    • other related level 3 subjects
    • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
    • other equivalent international qualifications

     

    List of documents required for registration:

    • Completed application form
    • Authenticated scans of your qualifications, certificates and complete transcripts for all years of studies
    • A copy of your passport
    • A copy of your CV/résumé
    • A scanned copy of a recent passport sized color photograph
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Proof of address
    • Two references

    Assessment

    There is no external assessment (i.e. exams) attached to any unit. You will be required to submit a final written assignment for each module. 

    Overall Grading Type

    Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’

    SFA Funding

    Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

    Syllabus

    Learners must complete all 10 mandatory units. To see the contents of each unit you can view

    Mandatory Units

    Human Computer Interaction
    Learners will develop understanding of principles and models of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). They will evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype user interface. They will formulate design documentation to plan an interface for a product. Learners will implement the plan to create a prototype. Learners will review and amend the prototype based on user feedback.

    Management Information Systems
    Learners will investigate different management information systems and evaluate the common features. They will analyse an existing information system in use by an organisation. They will review records, observe performance and understand the legal and organisational requirements that apply to an information system. They will use their findings to recommend improvements to a management information system and they will present their findings to a client.

    IT and Society
    Learners will understand ethical, legal and regulatory issues relating to IT. They will also understand the impact of IT on society.

    Computer Programming
    Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle. They will use an appropriate programming language and learn about the principles of good programming to enable them to create computer programs.

    Computer Systems and Software
    This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components. Learners will explore how hardware serves specific computer processing functions and investigate the use of various software applications.

    Relational Database Systems
    This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modelling. They will understand how normalisation and functional dependency theory is used to design a relational database and how the client-server model is used.

    Information Systems Theory and Practice
    Learners will understand the benefits of using information systems to plan a project. They will use an information system to plan and implement an information systems project.

    Systems Analysis and Design
    Learners will be able to understand the systems development life cycle and the role of systems methodologies within the life cycle. Learners will be introduced to different fact finding and problem solving techniques and they will use these to analyse an existing system. They will recommend improvements and plan to implement these improvements for a client.

    eCommerce Applications
    Learners will learn about different eCommerce models and applications and how they can be used to develop eCommerce in a small business. They will research the stages involved in setting up eCommerce and they will use eCommerce applications to meet a client brief.

    Software Engineering
    Learners will gain an understanding of the need for software engineering and the different methods and techniques.

    Duration: 

    Part 1: 6 months (15 hours per week, 3 hours per day - Flexible Daytime, Evenings or Weekends)
    Part 2: 6 months (15 hours per week, 3 hours per day - Flexible Daytime, Evenings or Weekends)

    How much will it cost? 

    Part 1: £3000

    Part 2: £3000

    Registration fees: £50 

    Examination fee per unit: ??

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