IT and Networking [Level 4&5]

2500,00 £


You should definitely choose the Online Business School’s IT and networking diploma program if you want to turn your passion for computers into a career.

The level 4 modules and assignments in this course correspond to the first year of a university degree, while the level 5 modules and tasks correspond to the second year.

Ten modules and six written assignments for level 4 and six modules and six written assignments for level 5 are included in our 240-credit online diploma programs in information technology. Providing you with the necessary tools to complete your undergraduate degree and seek a career in network and infrastructure management in the information technology industry is the aim of this course. Throughout the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including supplemental materials to help them complete their diploma course, webinars, tutor support, and a social learning forum.


About our Course

The IT and networking diploma program offered by Online Business School is unquestionably something you should think about if you want to make your love of computers your career.

The first year of a university degree is equal to the level 4 modules and assignments in this course, while the second year is equal to the level 5 modules and assignments.

Our 240-credit online diploma programs in information technology, level 4 and level 5, each consist of 10 modules and 6 written assignments at level 4 and 6 modules and 6 written assignments at level 5. The goal of the course is to give you the tools you need to finish your undergraduate degree and pursue a career in network and infrastructure management in the information technology industry. Students will have access to a range of support resources during the course, such as webinars and tutor support, a social learning forum, and extra materials to aid in finishing their diploma course.

This course is eligible for ELCAS funding.

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.


Qualification Numbers: Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology – 603/4781/8
Qualification Numbers 2: Level 5 Diploma in IT – Networking- 603/4792/2

Course Content Level 4

Computer systems and software

The integration of hardware and software components will be better understood by learners after completing this subject.

Computer programming

The system life cycle will be followed by learners as they develop, implement, and test programs using a variety of tools and methodologies.

Relational database systems

Students’ knowledge of database systems, data analysis, and modeling will grow as a result of this unit.

Software engineering

Students will acquire knowledge about the various approaches and strategies used in software engineering as well as the necessity for it.

Systems analysis and design

Understanding IS concepts and how they relate to organizational needs for information transformation and business processes is provided by this module.

E- commerce applications

This subject examines the function of e-commerce in the contemporary world, with a focus on identifying goals and objectives within an organization and the design challenges that result from defining specifications.

Human computer interaction

In order to assist students plan their own multimedia user interface prototype, this module will help them gain a better knowledge of human computer interaction models and concepts. It will also assess current HCI design and principles.

IT and society

This module looks at how technology has affected society and looks at the patterns and modifications that have been made. It will look at possible conflicts between security and data management, as well as management challenges.

Information systems theory and practice

This subject examines project management components that are essential to the creation and execution of certain IT projects.

Management information systems

Understanding information systems concepts and how they meet business goals in terms of data processing and information processing is the main goal of this module.

Course Content Level 5


The goal of this lesson is to give students the information and abilities required to launch a new technology company. It entails comprehending strategy, marketing, money, and the traits of entrepreneurs.

Network security

The objective of this course is to equip students with knowledge about typical security incident detection and prevention techniques as well as network security challenges in networked environments.

C#.NET Programming

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental ideas and ideas of C# ASP.NET programming. This will help students comprehend how to use server side programming approaches to construct dynamic web sites.

System Administration

The knowledge required to administer a Windows and Linux system is the goal of this unit. User and group management, file system management, task automation, shell scripting, mail servers, domain name servers, files and printer sharing, registry, basic utilities and tools, application management, local and group policies, backup policies, restore policies, and performance tuning are among the topics covered.

Network Routing and Switching

The purpose of this unit is to impart the information and abilities required for switching as well as routing, specifically how to set up and configure switches and routers to connect multiple areas of a network. The course covers routing and switching in computer networks, including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Router Information Protocol (RIP).

Network Design and Administration

The information and abilities needed to enable learners to design a network—that is, how to scale and link many networks to form an efficient interconnecting network—are the main goals of this course. It addresses challenges with network performance, gathering requirements for the network, and hierarchical network design.


The Qualifi level 4/5 IT and networking course is made up of 6 written assignments at each level. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 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:

  1. Information technology and IT ethics
  2. Mathematics and statistics for IT
  3. PC maintenance and operating systems
  4. Computer graphics editing and database concepts
  5. Logical IT networking
  6. Web design


The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:

  1. Technopreneurship
  2. Network security
  3. C#.NET programming
  4. System administration
  5. Network routing and switching
  6. Network design and administration

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.

What is included in the cost of our course?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions
  • committed student assistance
  • Having access to a social learning forum online
  • Assignment evaluation and comments
  • Get FREE access to our HUB

University Progression

If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows.

Middlesex University

BSc Information Systems (Top-up)– £6,000
BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Business Information Systems (Top-up) – ON CAMPUS– £9,250 (UK)/ £14,700 (INT/EU)

University of Derby

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology– £5,250

Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,250

University of Huddersfield

BSc (Hons) Information Technology (Top-up)– ON CAMPUS– £9,250