Level 4 & 5 in IT and Networking
If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Networking Diploma offered by Online Business School 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 4 Diploma in IT and Computing and level 5 Diploma in IT and Networking is a 240-credit qualification, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at Level 4 and 6 modules and written assignments at Level 5. 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 a network and infrastructure professional within the IT sector. 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.
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.
The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 & 5 (combined) course is £3500.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- Interest free monthly instalments
- Western Union
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE TOTUM Student Discount card
FREE access to Our Hubs
Total Fee £3500
Flexible monthly payment plan
Reserve a seat £600
Refundable in the event of not being able to fulfill the minimum program requirements.
Examples of University Progression
- Southampton Solent University
- University of Derby
- University of Lincoln
- University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Middlesex University
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
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree
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.
Level 4 module listing
Computer systems and software
This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.
Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle.
Relational database systems
This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modelling.
Leaners will gain an understanding of the need for Software Engineering and the different methods and techniques.
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 e-commerce 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 focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.
Level 5 module listing
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked
environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents
This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. This will enable learners to understand how to create dynamic web pages using server side programming techniques
This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows. Topics covered include user and group management; file system management; task automation;
shell scripting; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers; mail servers; domain name
servers; files and printers sharing; basic utilities and tools; application management; registry; local
and group policies; backup policies; restore policies and performance tuning
Network Routing and Switching
This unit aims to deliver the knowledge needed to carry out switching and the knowledge and skills
needed to carry out routing – how to set up and configure a router and switches to interconnect a
multi area network. The unit covers computer networks routing and switching including Router
Information Protocol (RIP); Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
Network Design and Administration
This unit aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable learners to design a network i.e.how to scale and connect different networks to form an effective inter-connecting network. It
covers hierarchical network design; gathering network requirements; identifying network
On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 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 4 course are:
- Management information systems
- IT and society
- Computer systems and software
- Computer programming
- Relational database systems
- Software engineering
- Systems analysis and design
- E-commerce applications
- Human computer interactions
- Information systems theory
More information about the level 4 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-4-computing/
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Network Security
- C#.NET Programming
- System Administration
- Network Routing and Switching
- Network Design and Administration
More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://qualifi.net/qualifi-level-5-diploma-in-it-networking/