ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By  Awarded By "ATHE"
Guided Learning Hour 480 Guided Learning Hours (480)
12 Credits 120 Credits
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 10 Number of Modules 10
Assessment Included Assessment Included
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The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing will give you the opportunity to gain entry into a Bachelor’s Degree in the second year. The Level 4 Diploma will support your career objectives in fields such as programming, software engineering, network management and E-commerce. The programme will discuss topics in-depth on computer systems and software, systems analysis and design and management information systems. You will be gaining a firm foundation that will have a positive impact on the professional climate in the computing industry.

Learners who lack traditional entry qualification will find this Level 4 ATHE Diploma the perfect foundational course to exempt from units completed and receive direct entry to the degree programme. This is an Ofqual regulated qualification that is recognised in the UK and will let you pursue your higher education in a shorter time period. The course will discuss all mandatory units extensively, and give you a sound understanding of the fundamentals of computing.

The qualification will make you a marketable and competitive candidate in the industry, giving you an edge over your peers. It is the most flexible and effective path to achieve a top-up qualification and gain entry into the second year of a degree programme. You can enhance your career opportunities and educational profile with this certification. The Level 4 qualification provides a progression pathway to the Level 5 Diploma in Computing which supports entry into the third year of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Entry Requirement

  • You must be over the age of 18
  • GCE Advanced Level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects
  • 5 GSCEs at Grade C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects
  • ATHE Level 3 Diplomas
  • Access to higher education certificates approved by a further education institute
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • Appropriate standard of English
  • Access Duration
  • Course Description
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Accredited Body (Accreditation)
  • Progression and Career Path
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Mandatory Units: 10 Credit / GLH
  • IT and Society
12            48
  • Computer Systems and Software
12            48
  • Computer Programming
12            48
  • Relational Database Systems
12            48
  • Software Engineering
12            48
  • Systems Analysis and Design
12            48
  • E-commerce Applications
12            48
  • Human Computer Interaction
12            48
  • Information Systems Theory and Practice
12            48
  • Management Information Systems
12            48
Qualification Number  601/4740/4
Total Qualification Time 1200 hours
Total Guided Learning Hours 480 hours
Level 4
Credits 120
In order to successfully complete the ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing, learners must complete 10 mandatory units totaling 120 credits.
Upon the successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded the ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing.

ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators. ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications which include business and management, law, computing and healthcare. ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by a number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for learners.

Once you complete the ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing, you will gain an accredited qualification that will provide the pathway to enter a Bachelor’s Degree and Top Up Degree programme in the second year in a number of recognised Universities across the United Kingdom. Learners can progress to the following,

  • Entry to a Level 5 ATHE Diploma in Computing
  • Entry to Bachelor’s Degree Programme in the second year
  • Employment in computing/technology at an appropriate level

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Getting Started
Plagiarism Policy
Diversity and Equality of Opportunity Policy
Complaints Policy
Enquiries and Appeals Policy
Qualification Specification
Qualification Specification – Diploma in Computing
Awarding Body Registration
(A) Awarding Body Registration Form : ATHE Computing
IT and Society
IT and Society
Assignment – IT and Society
Computer Systems and Software
Computer Systems and Software
Assignment – Computer Systems and Software
Computer Programming
Computer Programming
Assignment – Computer Programming
Relational Database Systems
Relational Database Systems
Assignment – Relational Database Systems
Software Engineering
Software Engineering
Assignment – Software Engineering
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems Analysis and Design
Assignment – Systems Analysis and Design
E-commerce Applications
E-commerce Applications
Assignment – E-commerce Applications
Human Computer Interaction
Human Computer Interaction
Assignment – Human Computer Interaction
Information Systems Theory and Practice
Information Systems Theory and Practice
Assignment – Information Systems Theory and Practice
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems
Assignment – Management Information Systems
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(A) Assignment Submission – Level 4 Diploma in Computing
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Yes, you will be eligible for a job in computing and technology at an appropriate level
You will have access for 365 Days (1Year)
A onetime fee of £999.00 can be paid to access this course, or, from the total price of £1007.00, from which an initial fee of £249.00 can be paid to purchase the course. The remaining amount can be paid as £289.00 and £469.00 respectively.

Students feedback


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    J Y

    Jenson Young

    February 04, 2021
    Boosted my confidence

    This course has certainly given me the confidence to make my way to gaining a Bachelor’s Degree. With this level 4 diploma, I can enter into the level 5 or straightaway to the second year of a degree programme.

    B B

    Bertie Barker

    January 02, 2021
    Engaging course

    It was an informative course which provided a firm foundation on programming, software engineering and network management. I gained a good understanding of the fundamentals of computing.

    G H

    Grayson Hall

    December 15, 2020
    Competitive path

    Taking this course has certainly put me on a competitive path. I believe I have gained an edge over my peers and found an effective path to achieve a top-up qualification.

    R W

    Rowan West

    November 10, 2020
    Beneficial for my progression

    This course has been beneficial to me. There’s so much information that was new although I have relative knowledge in computing

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