• IT and Computing

    Level 4 and 5 course

    Progress onto University final Year

About the course

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Computing Diploma offered by PBB Learning Academy 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 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at each level. 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 an IT professional. 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. Additional teacher led lessons are available on our Blended Learning packages.
Awarding Body
The IT and Computing Course has pricing options to study at level 4, level 5 or both and also has three modes of learning you can choose from:

Distance Learning
Blended Learning
Blended Learning Plus

A full description of each learning mode is available here.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Assignment marking and feedback
You may decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, a selection of University pathways are listed below.  Please note, the costs are approximate and 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
Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) – £4400

Southampton Solent University
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months

University of Lincoln
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree

Middlesex University
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)
BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

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.
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.
Computer systems and software
This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.

Computer programming
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.

Software engineering
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.
Innovative technologies in computing
This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing research methods
This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software development methodologies
This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Managing a computing project
Learners will find out about different project management tools and techniques that can be used when managing a computing project.

Strategic management information systems
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, legal and professional issues in IT
This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design
This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web based development
This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualization and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber security
This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Database design and development
Learners will extend their understanding of database design and development. They will research database management systems and will design and implement a complex database Innovative technologies in computing
This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing research methods
This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software development methodologies
This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Managing a computing project
Learners will find out about different project management tools and techniques that can be used when managing a computing project.

Strategic management information systems
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, legal and professional issues in IT
This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design
This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web based development
This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualization and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber security
This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Database design and development
Learners will extend their understanding of database design and development. They will research database management systems and will design and implement a complex database
The ATHE Level 4/5 IT and Computing course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. 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 through bookable tutorials in our Virtual Campus.

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:

Ethical, legal and regulatory issues and professional responsibilities in IT
Network design
Web based development
Database design and development
Relational database systems
Innovative technologies in computing
Computer research methods
Managing a computing project
Software development methodologies
Strategic management information systems

More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-computing/
Whilst studying the IT and Computing 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.
Course fees
What is included in the cost of my course?
University Top Up
Am I eligible for this progamme?
Level 4 module listing
Level 5 module listing
Written Assignment
Career path
Course fees mobile
The IT and Computing Course has pricing options to study at level 4, level 5 or both and also has three modes of learning you can choose from:

Distance Learning
Blended Learning
Blended Learning Plus

A full description of each learning mode is available here.

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:

Credit or debit card*
Bank transfer
Paypal
G-Pay

Fees and what's included in each learning option are listed below in the Course Options section.

* Initial deposit is payment via STRIPE by Credit or Debit card or G-Pay. Contact us for other payment methods.
What is included in the cost of my course?
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Bookable personal tutor support with 1-2-1 video conference sessions
Dedicated student support
Access to an online social learning forum
Access to our Virtual Campus
Assignment marking and feedback

As we offer 3 different learning modes please see additional features in the price panel below
University Top Up
You may decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, a selection of University pathways are listed below. Please note, the costs are approximate and 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
Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) – £4400

Southampton Solent University
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months

University of Lincoln
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree

Middlesex University
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)
BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

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.
Am I eligible for this progamme?
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
Level 4 module listing
Computer systems and software
This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.

Computer programming
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.

Software engineering
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
Innovative technologies in computing
This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing research methods
This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software development methodologies
This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Managing a computing project
Learners will find out about different project management tools and techniques that can be used when managing a computing project.

Strategic management information systems
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, legal and professional issues in IT
This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design
This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web based development
This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualization and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber security
This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Database design and development
Learners will extend their understanding of database design and development. They will research database management systems and will design and implement a complex database
Written Assignments
The ATHE Level 4/5 IT and Computing course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. 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 through bookable tutorials in our Virtual Campus.

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:

Ethical, legal and regulatory issues and professional responsibilities in IT
Network design
Web based development
Database design and development
Relational database systems
Innovative technologies in computing
Computer research methods
Managing a computing project
Software development methodologies
Strategic management information systems

More information about the level 5 units can be found here https://athe.co.uk/level-5-computing/
Career Path
Whilst studying the IT and Computing 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.

How Will I Be Assessed ?

Assessment at The PBB Learning Academy is a very straightforward process:

After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions which are answered in sets of five so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour the test will automatically time out.

After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.

When the online modules have been successfully completed, you will then be able to take the final written assignments, provided by the PBB Academy, that test your knowledge and understanding of the modules. After successful completion of these eight assignments you will receive your Diploma (from the Awarding Organisation).

You will then be eligible to apply for progression onto a Top up course through a recognised UK university on campus or by distance learning.

Course Options

Firstly select the level at which you want to study either a single level or both levels one after the other. Secondly select the learning method that you wish to study the course, either by Distance Learning, Blended Learning or the Blended Learning Plus package.
Level 4
Level 5
Levels 4 & 5

LEVEL 4

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1600
Enrol now >

LEVEL 4

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£2995
Enrol now >

LEVEL 4

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development courses


English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3145
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1600
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£2995
Enrol now >

LEVEL 5

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development courses

English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3145
Enrol now >

LEVELS 4 & 5

Distance Learning
Package Includes

Online learning Materials
Webinars
Assessments
Module Certificates
Final ATHE certificate*
Tutorial Support
Online student forum
Full assignment feedback and support.
Virtual Campus
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£1995
Enrol now >
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LEVELS 4 & 5

Blended Learning

Package Includes all the benefits of the Distance Learning package
Plus

Real college experience in a virtual environment
Unlimited bookable Tutorial Support
Lessons in real time with a teacher
Personalised learning plan
Course induction
Personal tutor
Interview (via Zoom)
Real time discussions with other learners
1:1 lessons, Group lessons
University application support (incl UCAS)
Personal Statement support
Lessons recorded for playback
Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3295
Enrol now >

LEVELS 4 & 5

Blended Learning Plus
Package Includes all the benefits of Blended Learning package.
Plus

Membership of the PBB Learning Hub with access to 100's of Continuing Professional Development course

English as a Foreign Language support

Recognised Ofqual Qualification
£3445
Enrol now >

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If you have concerns or questions you would like to discuss prior to enrolling on a course then please get in touch!
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