Undergraduate IT and Networking (Level 4&5)
Diploma in IT and Computing
University 1st Year
LEVEL: 4 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800
Diploma in IT and Networking
University 2nd Year
LEVEL: 5 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800
About This Course
If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and networking diploma offered by Mortha Halls of Ivy 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 information technology and level 5 diploma in IT and networking is a 240-credit qualification, it includes 10 modules and 6 written assignments at level 4 and 6 modules and 6 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.
Examples of University Progression
Am I eligible for this programme?
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling on to the level 5 course, you must complete the level 4 or equivalent.
The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £2200. Alternatively, students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Interest Free Monthly installments
- Western Union
What is included in the cost of my course?
- All course material, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions where required.
- Dedicated student support
- Access to an online social learning forum
- Assignment marking and feedback.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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 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 the successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.
Management information systems
This module focuses on understanding the 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 performance issues.
The Qualifi level 4/5 IT and networking course is made up of 6 written assignments at each level. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 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:
- Information technology and IT ethics
- Mathematics and statistics for IT
- PC maintenance and operating systems
- Computer graphics editing and database concepts
- Logical IT networking
- Web design
More information about the level 4 units can be found here www.qualifi.net
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 www.qualifi.net
If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows.
- BSc Information Systems (Top-up)– £6,000
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Business Information Systems (Top-up) – ON CAMPUS– £9,250 (UK)/ £14,700 (INT/EU)
University of Derby
- BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology– £5,250
Southampton Solent University
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,250
University of Huddersfield
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Top-up)– ON CAMPUS– £9,250
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 Sample Certificate
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.