Level 4 Computing

ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing is a 120 credit size qualification.  It provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme in Computing.

You can download the Level 4 Computing Information Sheet here.

Who this qualification is for? 
Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor’s degree course in computing. Learners could also progress directly to employment.

What does the qualification progress to? 
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing which provides entry to the third year of a Bachelor’s Degree  at a university such as one of our university partners, Southampton Solent University. For more information, please visit our progression routes page.

This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans through the Skills Funding Agency in the 2016-2017 session. Please see the SFA 2016 to 2017 simplified funding rates catalogue for more details.

What does this qualification cover?
Learners will take 120 mandatory credits. Please click below to view the units within this qualification.

Units within this qualification
Title Level Credit GLH
Mandatory
IT and Society 4 12 48
Computer Systems and Software 4 12 48
Computer Programming 4 12 48
Relational Database Systems 4 12 48
Software Engineering 4 12 48
Systems Analysis and Design 4 12 48
E-commerce Applications 4 12 48
Human Computer Interaction 4 12 48
Information Systems Theory and Practice 4 12 48
Management Information Systems 4 12 48
Other qualification levels
Level 5
Qualification specifications
Level 4
Level 5