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IT and Computing - University Year 1 & 2 (Level 4/5)

The Undergraduate Level 4 (Diploma in IT and Computing) and Level 5 (Extended Diploma in IT and Computing) carries 240 credits. The course is designed to equip students with the skills to lead to a top-up Undergraduate Degree enabling them to become an IT professional. Level 4 of this course is equivalent to Year 1 of a University Degree and Level 5 to Year 2 of a University Degree.

Course Details

  • L4 - 10 modules & 10 written assignments – 120 Credits
  • L5 – 10 modules & 10 written assignments – 120 Credits
  • Each Module - 40 hours of guided learning and 30-50 hours of optional materials – exercises, recommended exercises, reading and self-testing exercises.
  • Study Resources Included – Online modules, Course materials, Personal tutor support through video conferencing – Skype, Zoom, Team, etc., Dedicated Student support.
  • Assignments – Written assignments of 3000-5000 words each.

Module Details

Modules Level 4

1. Introduction to Computing

2. Introduction to Programming

3. Introduction to Databases

4. Requirements Engineering

5. Systems Analysis and Design

6. E-Commerce Applications

7. Human Computer Interaction

8. IT and Society

9. Information System Project Management

10. Management Information Systems

Modules Level 5

1. Innovative Technologies in Computing

2. Computing Research Methods

3. Software Development Methodologies

4. Computing Project Planning

5. Strategic Management Information Systems

6. Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in IT

7. Network Design and Management

8. Web Based Development

9. Cyber Security

10. Advanced Databases


• ATHE Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing
• ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in IT and Computing

Awards are regulated and recognized by OFQUAL

Progression Route / University Top-Up

If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, you need to contact BMLBS directly for assessment and registration. Costs will vary depending on choice of university and whether they will be undertaken on campus or distance learning programme.

University Top-Up from a range of UK Universities

NOTE: UK/EU students may be eligible for student loans for the top-up portion of their studies. Visit for more information