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Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology

At A Glance

Course Title

Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology

Course Level


Course Credits

120 Credits

Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

Every 2 months

Course Duration

12 months

Awarded By

Qualifi Ltd
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Course Description

The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles in the IT industry, notably in .NET programming, system administration and network security. Learners will also learn about entrepreneurship in a techno environment. The qualification is flexible in that it offers elective choices of networking, web design or e-commerce – the latter being much in demand in modern business.

The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the successful achievement of the qualification are required and recognized internationally. It covers:

  • Technopreneurship
  • Network security
  • C#.NET programming
  • System administration
  • Network routing and switching
  • Network design and administration
  • Content management systems
  • Web design
  • Business to business (B2B) e-commerce
  • Business to consumer (B2C) e-commerce


Upon completing the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology, you will be able to progress directly into:

1. BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Information Systems
2. BSc (Hons) Computing Studies

Course Content

Mandatory Modules (4)
This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and use of information technology including the use of standard office applications to prepare documents and presentations. This includes computer software and hardware, basic computer operations, application software, operating systems, information systems and IT-related issues in computing. The unit also seeks to provide learners with an awareness of ethical issues essential to an IT professional. This includes ethics in the cyberspace, intellectual property, privacy, the issue of security and reliability, how computing affects our health, professional code of ethics and how IT changes our daily lives.
This unit aims to provide an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics and equip learners with the mathematical skills to analyse and solve problems that will enable them to work within the field of IT. The unit covers number systems, logic, relations, functions, quadratic equations, quadratic functions, simultaneous equations, polynomial equations, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, coordinate geometry and matrices. The unit provides an opportunity to learn statistics and equip learners with the descriptive and analytical methods for dealing with variability in observed data. It covers graphical presentation of data, descriptive statistics, index numbers, correlation and regression, time series, probability and statistical inference.
This unit aims to provide knowledge of personal computer hardware. Successful completion of this unit will enable learners to install a computer system unit and operating system and conduct troubleshooting. The unit provides the essential knowledge of computer hardware, the software needed to make a hardware work, the components of the hardware and the technologies and principles that support the components. In addition to this knowledge, learners will be able to assemble computer hardware to build a full set PC, understand how to install the operation system and how to conduct troubleshooting in faulty hardware. This unit also aims to provide the basic concepts about operating systems and to be able to install, configure and operate two commonly used operating systems. It includes an overview of Windows and Linux operating systems, the installation and configuration of these systems; the use of proper file systems; managing groups and users; installing and uninstalling applications on these two operating systems; operating basic command-line environment; manipulating simple files and printer-sharing.
This unit aims to explain the concepts of photo editing. This will enable learners to insert photos into documents such as user manuals and the IT structure of an organization. The photos may need to be touched up before they are ready for use. This mainly involves using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for photo/image editing and designing. The unit delivers skills in photo retouching and digital drawing to address the issues of digital image design. It emphasizes exploration, techniques, media, ideas development and production techniques. This unit also provides the fundamental concepts of a database system through Database Management System (DBMS), relational databases, entity relationship modelling and normalization. Learners are also required to create database systems using the database language of Structured Query Language (SQL).
Elective Modules (2)
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of logical networking. It covers Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP), Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networking (WAN), including IP address and subnetting.
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of physical networking and basic network administration skills. It covers knowledge of computer networks.
This unit aims to provide learners with web programming knowledge and skills including advanced technologies to upload content onto the internet. Key components of the unit include the application of Personal Home Page (PHP) (Hypertext Pre-processor) and the integration of PHP with My Structured Query Language (MySQL) database.
This unit aims to provide learners with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming skills. This includes objects, methods and instance variables, problem solving concepts, programming languages and GUI programming. The main focus is on the design principles of GUIs, events handling, classes and interfaces, the use of layout managers, buttons, labels, lists, text fields and panels creation and manipulation, colours and font manipulation.

Study Method

The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology is studied 100% online through Chestnut Education. You will be provided instant access to study materials, dedicated one-on-one tutoring and assignment feedback through qualified tutors.

On successful completion of your studies your certificate and transcript will be processed within 5 working days. Moreover, you will be on the pathways to gain advanced entry into the BSc (Hons) Business Computing & Information Systems.

Course Fees

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Entry Requirements

The qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Your existing educational qualifications and work experience will be directly taken into account, allowing for module exemptions whenever possible. Please make an enquiry below to learn more.

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