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Levels 4 and 5 IT & Computing Diploma

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Duration: 2 Years

Program pace: Self-pace

Credits: 240 credits

Language: English

Location: Fully Online

Tution Fee: 3.000 €

Equivalent to the first two years of University

Combined Levels 4 and 5 Diplomas in IT and Computing at Online Business Academy is an excellent opportunity of getting two courses at a special price. Level 4 Diploma is equal to the first year of a BA University diploma, while Level 5 Diploma is equivalent to the second year. Although we offer these programs as separate qualifications, you can choose a combined program that you will get at a lower price.

The combination of these studies takes you more into depth and helps you turn your passion for computers into a career. Levels 4 and 5 in IT & Computing consist of 20 modules (10 at each year) and written assignments, and they carry 240 credits (120 each level). The program will equip you with the skills you need to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of additional materials to help in the completion of the program. The program is entirely individual and self-paced, which means that students learn on their own.

To enroll in a Levels 4 and 5 you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education (high school diploma)

Entry Criteria

These qualifications provide a flexible route for learners who have already achieved qualifications at a lower level as well as for learners who do not have IT and Computing qualifications but may have skills in other areas or prior IT & Computing experience in the workplace.

Age: 18 +

Entry profile:


  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • High School Diploma in case a student comes from a country that doesn’t follow the UK education standards
  • 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

Career Path

Through this course, a student will develop skills in programming, systems analysis, design and software development, engineering, and project management. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue a career in IT within the public or private sector.

This program will help you acquire an understanding of IT and to develop key computing skills. It is suitable for those who have achieved IT qualifications at a lower level or have prior relevant work experience. This qualification is particularly relevant if you are seeking to progress to higher education to take a BA degree course in an area of computing or management or you wish to progress your career in an IT management role.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to support your progression to further learning. However, through this course, you will get knowledge and understanding of IT and Computing concepts and develop the skills required to work in this industry. This course gives you a comprehensive introduction to the IT industry, enabling you to execute numerous IT roles with confidence. For example, Programming, Management of Information Systems, Web Development, Software Engineering, and even Project Management. Moreover, this program allows you to choose additional units that help you acquire specific knowledge. All this can significantly help in your career development. 

Both Levels 4 and 5 have ten written assignments each. When a student completes the module, they will get access to the assignments. These assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each.

The Assignment unit titles are:

First year 

  1. Management Information systems
  2. IT and Society
  3. Computer Systems and Software
  4. Computer Programming
  5. Relational Database Systems
  6. Software Engineering
  7. Systems Analysis and Design
  8. E-commerce Applications
  9. Human-Computer Interactions
  10. Information Systems Theory

Second year 

  1. Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT
  2. Network Design
  3. Web-Based Development
  4. Database Design And Development
  5. Relational Database Systems
  6. Innovative Technologies in Computing
  7. Computer Research Methods
  8. Managing a Computing Project
  9. Software Development Methodologies
  10. Strategic Management Information systems

Assessment at Online Business Academy is a very straightforward process:

  • When you finalize an online module, you’ll have to complete an online assessment that consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions. They are divided into sets of five, so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour, the test will automatically end.
  • You will get results immediately after you finish the test. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer,” and you will have to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.
  • When you finalize modules, you will be able to take the final written assignments that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules.

This qualification will help you to gain a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding, and skills relating to IT across sectors, which will enable your progression to further learning. This program is equal to the second year of a bachelor’s degree and covers the same amount of knowledge and skills. Therefore, it is a natural progression route to a degree program in a higher education institution, where you should be able to claim exemptions for some of the units completed. After finalizing Level 4 and 5 in IT, you can proceed to Level 6 in Business and Management at our Online Business Academy. That will expand your area of expertise and increase your employability rate. 


You should take this combined program if you:

  • are relatively new to the IT industry or are seeking a first IT role
  • have completed training at this level in a related area to IT, or have prior, relevant experience in the workplace
  • want to develop a comprehensive set of knowledge, understanding, and skills relating to IT & Computing
  • have sufficient time to achieve a qualification of 240 credits
  • are planning to embark on a degree course and are looking for a qualification which will be regarded as equivalent to the first year and therefore ‘count towards’ your degree.


EduWW Online Business Academy offers high-quality UK programs at affordable tuition fees. The tuition fee differs depending on the study program. Additionally, we allow students to pay it in monthly installments. 

Students are required to pay enrollment fees, as the first installment of tuition fees, in advance, and the rest will be divided into equal monthly payments. See the table below for more details. 

We accept online payment and wire transfer. The tuition fee covers all our services. We will not impose any additional or hidden expenses on your behalf. 

Program Tuition Fee Enrollment fee  Monthly installments Monthly fee
Level 4&5 IT 3,000.00 euros 700 euros 10 230 euros

The fee for enrolling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is 3,000.00 . Alternatively, students can enroll onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for 2,500.00 each.

Students are required to pay an enrollment fee of 700 € in advance, while the rest of the tuition fee 2,300.00€ can be paid in up to 10 installments, which is 230€ monthly. 

The course is Accredited by the ATHE and approved and regulated by OFQUAL.

Qualification Title

ATHE Level 5 Diploma In Computing

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Qualification Status

Available to learners

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Qualification Level

Level 5

European Qualification Framework Level

Level 5

You can find out more by clicking on the following Ofqual register link

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