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QUALIFI LEVEL 5 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Elementor

Specifications

Qualification title:

Qualifi Level 5 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Qualification type:

Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)

Level:

5

Accreditation status:

Accredited

Credit Equivalency:

240

Qualification number (RQF):

610/3474/5

Progression routes:

• QUALIFI Level 6 Diploma in related area.
• Final year of a HE qualification/degree in related area (subject to acceptance by the awarding institution).
• Employment in an associated profession.

Availability:

UK and international

Centre Specification:

CASS Strategy:

Course Overview

The rationale for the qualification is that it 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 n 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 recognised internationally. The diploma is accredited at Level 5 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.

Units

Learners must complete all four core units and any two elective units at Level 4*.

Core Units

  • Information Technology and IT Ethics
  • Mathematics and Statistics for IT
  • PC Maintenance and Operating Systems
  • Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts

Elective Units

  • Logical IT Networking
  • Physical IT Networking
  • Web Programming
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Programming Concepts and Java for Android Programming

* Learners taking this qualification cannot choose the combination of electives that lead to a specialise qualifications in Networking, Web design or E Commerce. Therefore, the following combinations are not allowed – H/617/6696 and K/617/6697, M/617/6698 and T/617/6699, D/617/6700 and H/617/6701as the 2 electives.

 

Learners must complete all four core units and any two elective units at Level 5*.

Core Units

  • Technopreneurship
  • Network Security
  • C#.NET Programming
  • System Administration

Elective Units

  • 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

* For this qualification, learners cannot choose Y/617/6744 and D/617/6745, H/617/6746 and M/617/6748, T/617/6749 and K/617/6750 as their 2 electives.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To understand and apply the principles of IT in a range of business environments
  2. To understand and apply the principles in a specific environment
  3. To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship
    between management theories and their practical application in the IT world
  4. Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
  5. Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
  6. Effectively use verbal and communication skills
  7. Work independently and as part of a team
  8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth

Entry Requirements

Approved Centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to the applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre, will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.

The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access, for this qualification applicants must be aged 18 or over.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.

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