IT and Computing, University 1st and 2nd Year (Level 4 and 5)

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If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, The IT and Computing Diploma offered by ILEC is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

ILEC's Level 4/5 IT and Computing Diploma course is a 240-credit course, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at each level. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become an IT professional. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including class teaching, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

Course Fees
The fee for enroling onto the level 4 or 5 course is 1,075,000 FCFA. Early bird fee payment will receive a discount of 100,000 FCFA
Classes begin 15 January 2018
Early bird ends 15 December 2017
The fee is broken down as follows:

1) Registration fees = 75,000 FCFA ( paid at ILEC)
2) Course fees = 1,000,000 FCFA (paid at the bank)

University Top-Up
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited university, please open the link to see arranged progression routes ( You have the option of finishing on campus either in the UK, Canada, Australia or Ireland. You can as well finish by distance learning, Costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.

Am I Eligible For This Progamme?
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Level 4 Module Listing
Introduction to Computing
This module will explore the functions of computing systems and the basics of design, configuration and routine maintenance.

Introduction to Programming
This module examines the basis of OOS and how programming fits into the broader aspects of usage of applications.

Introduction to Databases
This module will enable understanding of database design and development and enable students to develop and design a database and explore solutions to meet client brief . Learners will learn how to design a database.

Requirements Engineering
This module is concerned with the analysis of IT and computing needs to develop requirement specifications and develop and test prototypes.

Systems Analysis and Design
This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.

E-Commerce Applications
This module explores the role of eCommerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.

Human Computer Interaction
This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of Human Computer Interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.

IT and Society
This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.

Information Systems Project Management
This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.

Management Information Systems
This module focusses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.

Level 5 Module Listing
Innovative Technologies in Computing

This module looks at innovative trends and disruptive advances taking place and examines the new generation of skills and knowledge that will be required to work successfully in the sector.

Computing Research Methods
This module will explore the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in this field and the qualitative and quantitative approaches required including use of literature and design of research proposals.

Software Development Methodologies
This module looks at the role of systems engineering in development of software and various models of data, software and processes using modelling approaches.

Computing Project Planning
Creating and managing projects has changed over the years with the development of sophisticated IT Software, this Module focuses on how being a project manager in the 80’s differs to being a project manager in today’s world.

Strategic Management Information Systems
This module is concerned with developing an understanding of the strategic role of MIS within the organisation and how it impacts on the broader objectives and strategy of the business.

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in IT
This module explores current issues in the IT sector and how these may impact on areas of security, confidentiality, privacy and the law.

Network Design and Management
This module explores the principles of networks and network design and implementation and support of network systems.

Web Based Development
This module will explore the design, deployment and management of virtualisation and explore its commercial and potential impact.

Cyber Security
This module will enable an understanding of the importance of digital security to business, to understand industry standards of digital security and be able to recommend improvements in security.

Advanced Databases
This module focuses on understanding database design and development includes advanced languages to analyse and query database data. Students will research database management and critically test and evaluate databases.

Written Assignments
The ATHE Level 4/5 IT and Computing Course is made up of 10 modules and 10 written assignments at each level. On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 3000-5000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.

The Assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Management Information systems
- IT and Society
- Computer Systems and Software
- Computer Programming
- Relational Database Systems
- Software Engineering
- Systems Analysis and Design
- E-commerce Applications
- Human Computer Interactions
- Information Systems Theory

More information about the Level 4 units can be found here

The Assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues and Professional Responsibilities in IT
- Network Design
- Web Based Development
- Database Design And Development
- Relational Database Systems
- Innovative Technologies in Computing
- Computer Research Methods
- Managing a Computing Project
- Software Development Methodologies
- Strategic Management Information systems

More information about the Level 5 units can be found here

Career Path
Whilst studying this course students will develop their skills in programming, systems analysis and design, software development. Upon successful completion of the course, students can pursue a career in IT within the public or private sector.

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