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Overview

Sign up for the level 4 ATHE Diploma in Computing and get a direct entrance into a Bachelor’s degree in the second year of University straightaway

If you wish to become an IT professional in the future, this course is the quickest and effective pathway towards your dream job. 

Once you enrol in this course, you will start acquiring skills and knowledge about 

  • Programming 
  • Software engineering 
  • Network management 
  • E-commerce 
  • System analysis and design
  • Information system management and much more

This course thoroughly explores computer programming, computer systems and software, relational databases, system analysis, e-commerce, etc. This course is regulated by Ofqual and widely acknowledged in the UK and lets you get a university degree’s direct entrance.

Some of the compulsory units have been broadly discussed in this course so that the learner can meet basic knowledge of Computing. This course provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career and become a top-notch asset in the IT sector. 

You will be awarded the ATHE Level 4 Diploma In Computing after completing.

Get started by signing up for this course and go one step closer to your dream job.

Note: Learners will not get any additional study materials with the concerned units. However, all necessary forms and guidance will be provided to the learners for assignment submission.

The fee of the Exam is excluded from the subscription, so you have to buy the exam for this course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the ethical, legal and regulatory issues relating to IT
  • Learn about the integration of hardware and software components
  • Learn how to use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programmes
  • Gain an understanding of database systems and data analysis and modelling 
  • Develop excellent knowledge of software engineering and its different methods and techniques 
  • Have an understanding of different e-commerce models and applications and how they can be used to develop a small business
  • Develop an understanding of the principles and models of human-computer Interaction 

Total Guided Learning Hours

Guided Learning Hours(GLH) is an estimation of the amount of time that a tutor, trainer, workshop facilitator, etc., will work with a learner to enable the learner to complete the learning outcomes of a unit to the appropriate standard.

Total Guided Learning Hours is 480

Total Qualification Time:

Total Qualification Time(TQT) estimates the amount of time a learner would take to complete the qualification, i.e., to achieve all learning outcomes.

The ATHE level 4 Diploma in Computing is a 120 credit qualification. Each credit represents 10 hours of total qualification time. Therefore, 120 credits represent 1200 of total qualification time.

Who is this course for?

This course is also perfect for beginners and for the following:

  • Those who plan to move into a career in private or public sector business.
  • Who are passionate about learning computer skills with no prior experience

Methods of Assessment

Learners have to submit an assignment for each unit. To get the certificate, a learner must have to complete all the given assignments.

Requirements:

ATHE Level 4 diploma in Computing is designed for students who have –

  • GCE Advanced level qualification with achievements in 2 or more subjects 
  • 5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above
  • Other related levels 3 subjects 
  • Access to higher education certificates approved by a further education institute
  • Other equivalent international qualifications 
  • For those whose English is not their first language, IELTS 5.5, CAE 162 or above, PTE 42-49 or an approved equivalent is recommended.
  • Last but not least, the learner must be aged 18 or above

Career Path

Upon successfully completing the Level 4 Qualification in Computing, the learner will have a plethora of progression opportunities. These are:

  • A level 5 ATHE qualification such as the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing 
  • Opportunities for employment in a computing and/or a technology role at an appropriate level
  • Entrance to Bachelor’s Degree Programme in the second year

Additionally, the learner may also choose to pursue the following careers such as:

  • Software Developer
  • It technician 
  • Web Developer 
  • Computer System Analyst 
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Network Architect and so on.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To learn about what each qualification means, please check out this file.

To learn about the differences between Award, Diploma and Certificate, please read this file.

After enrolling, you will receive your log in details for our learning platform. Here you will find the resources, guidance, assignments and tips you need to succeed with your studies. You will get dedicated support from a student mentor who will provide you with the tips and guidance throughout the course. The mentor will guide you in understanding the guidance, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course and will also suggest additional study materials so that you can study the topics thoroughly. You will have a clear understanding of the requirements of each unit for getting qualified. You can contact with the mentor through email any time. After submitting all the assignments, you will get detailed feedback from our qualified assessor, if needed. It will help you prepare in the best possible way and find out any flaws that can prevent you getting qualified.

Yes, all the costs are included in the price. However, you may have to pay some extra for certain condition and qualification. To get a clear understanding, please read this file.

Yes. As well as being accredited by an industry leading Institute, your course is also regulated and approved by Ofqual, the governing body for Qualifications in the UK. This means you can study any of our courses safe in the knowledge that upon completion of your studies you will receive a certificate of your educational achievement which will be recognised globally.

To learn about the difference between CPD course and Regulated Qualification, please read this file.

UCAS points (also known as UCAS Tariff points) are a way of measuring the relative value of all post-16 qualifications in the UK.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: IT and Society
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand How It Has Changed the Way People Live and Work 00:00:00
Lo2 Understand It Issues in Society 00:00:00
Lo3 Understand Current Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in It 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment 00:00:00
Unit 2: Computer Systems and Software
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Components of Computer Systems 00:00:00
LO2 Understand Computer Software 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggestions for some key resources for teaching and learning- Computer Systems and Software 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment: Unit 2 Computer Systems and Software 00:00:00
Unit 3: Computer Programming
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Principles of Computer Programming 00:00:00
Lo2 Be Able to Develop a Computer Program to a Client Brief 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Evaluate a Computer Programme 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment Unit 3 Computer Programming 00:00:00
Unit 4: Relational Database Systems
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Database Management Systems 00:00:00
Lo2 Understand Database Design 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Design a Database System 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 4- Relational Database Systems 00:00:00
Unit 5: Software Engineering
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand the Software Engineering Approach to the Design and Development of Software 00:00:00
Lo2 Understand Key Aspects of Software Engineering 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Apply a Software Engineering Approach to Software and Systems Development 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 5 Software Engineering 00:00:00
Unit 6: Systems Analysis and Design
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Systems Analysis and Design 00:00:00
Lo2 Be Able to Use Systems Analysis and Design Techniques to Recommend Improvements to an Existing System 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Develop a Solution to Improve an Existing System 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggestions for some key resources- Systems Analysis and Design 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 6 Systems Analysis and Design 00:00:00
Unit 7: E-commerce Applications
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Principles of E-commerce 00:00:00
Lo2 Understand Why Small Businesses Use E-commerce 00:00:00
Lo3 Understand E-commerce Models Used in Small Businesses 00:00:00
Lo4 Understand E-commerce Applications 00:00:00
Lo5 Be Able to Create an E-commerce Site Using an E-commerce Application 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment – Unit 7 E-Commerce Applications 00:00:00
Unit 8: Human Computer Interaction
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Principles of Human Computer Interaction (Hci) 00:00:00
Lo2 Be Able to Plan an Interface for a Specified Application 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Create a Prototype Using Hci Principles 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggestions for some key resources – Human Computer Interaction Resources 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 8 Human Computer Interaction 00:00:00
Unit 9: Information Systems Theory and Practice
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Information Systems Used in Organisations 00:00:00
Lo2 Be Able to Plan the Development of an Information System 00:00:00
Lo3 Understand How to Review the Performance of an Information System 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Suggestions for some key resources- Information Systems Theory and Practice 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 9 Information Systems Theory and Practice 00:00:00
Unit 10: Management Information Systems
Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment 00:00:00
Learner Manual
Lo1 Understand Management Information Systems in Organisations 00:00:00
Lo2 Be Able to Evaluate a Management Information System in an Organisation 00:00:00
Lo3 Be Able to Plan Improvements to a Management Information System 00:00:00
Indicative Content 00:00:00
Assignment
Assignment : Unit 10 Management Information Systems 00:00:00
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Submit Your Assignments – ATHE Level 4 Diploma In Computing 00:00:00
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