(Level 5) Diploma in IT and E-commerce

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Course Overview

This level 5 diploma gives students the knowledge and skills to progress in their chosen career as well as opens the doorway to a full university degree. Once students complete the level 4 & 5 diplomas, they will have earned enough credits to be able to join a UK University top-up degree either online or on-campus.

Course Modules


This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.

Network security

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked
environment and the process of preventing and detecting common security incidents

C#.NET Programming

This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. This will enable learners to understand how to create dynamic web pages using server-side programming techniques.

System Administration

This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows. Topics covered include user and group management; file system management; task automation;
shell scripting; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers; mail servers; domain name
servers; files and printers sharing; basic utilities and tools; application management; registry; local
and group policies; backup policies; restore policies, and performance tuning

Business to Consumer (B2C) E-commerce

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of business-to-consumer e-commerce. This
includes the concepts and techniques used in mobile e-commerce and ticketing, the psychology of
marketing, artificial intelligence (AI) in image recognition and social commerce.

Business to Business (B2B) E-commerce

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of Business to business (B2B) e-commerce. This
includes Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), online transaction
processing, inventory management systems and supply chain management.

Example University Pathways

Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business

University of Derby

Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree

Middlesex University

BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)

BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)

University of Huddersfield

Information Technology (Top-up) BSc (Hons) on campus

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