Level 4 Diploma in IT & Computing

The Level 4 Diploma in Computing is a 120 credit size qualification.  It provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme in Computing.

Who is this qualification for? 

Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor’s degree course in computing. Learners could also progress directly to employment.

For learners who have recently been in education or training should have one of following:

  • 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
  • other equivalent international qualifications 

Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments. 



This qualification is designed for learners who are aged 18 and above, you will need to have a good standard of English.

Learners will take 120 mandatory credits.

Title Level Credit GLH
IT and Society 4 12 48
Computer Systems and Software 4 12 48
Computer Programming 4 12 48
Relational Database Systems 4 12 48
Software Engineering 4 12 48
Systems Analysis and Design 4 12 48
E-commerce Applications 4 12 48
Human Computer Interaction 4 12 48
Information Systems Theory and Practice 4 12 48
Management Information Systems 4 12 48



On successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Computing, you can progression onto the level 5 Diploma in computing.  You can also progression into employment in a computing and/or technology role at an appropriate level or the second year of a degree programme.

Course fees and funding

Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing
Online/Distance Learning
Cost- £1,399 


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