The 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.
Who is this qualification 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.
For learners who have recently been in education or training should have one of following:

a GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
other related level 3 subjects

an Access to Higher Education Certificate

other equivalent international qualifications

Learners must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable them to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments.
This qualification is designed for learners who are aged 18 and above, you will need to have a good standard of English.
Learners will take 120 mandatory credits.

IT and Society
Computer Systems and Software
Computer Programming
Relational Database Systems
Software Engineering
Systems Analysis and Design
E-commerce Applications
Human Computer Interaction
Information Systems Theory and Practice
Management Information Systems

On successful completion of a Level 4 qualification in Computing, you can progression onto the level 5 Diploma in computing. You can also progression into employment in a computing and/or technology role at an appropriate level or the second year of a degree programme.