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Diploma in
IT & E-Commerce

  • With the number of people shopping online on the rise, and the number of online stores ever-increasing, it’s becoming more and more important for retailers and eCommerce stores to know how to optimize and promote their websites to increase site visitors and revenues.

  • 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.

  • The online Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing and the Level 5 Diploma in IT and eCommerce are 240-credit qualifications, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at Level 4 and 6 modules and written assignments at Level 5. 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 Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

What Is Included In The Cost Of My Course?

  • All course materials, including online modules and written assignments

  • Personal tutor support with one-to-one Skype sessions

  • Dedicated student support

  • Access to an online social learning forum

  • Assignment marking and feedback

  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course

  • Recommendation letter to employers

  • FREE English language course (No IELTS required)

Am I Eligible For This Programme?

To enroll onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 years old and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling in the level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.

Module Listings

Course Duration
12 - 24 Months

Level 4 Module Listing

Computer Systems And Software

This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components


​Computer Programming

Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement, and test programs, following the system life cycle.


Relational Database Systems

This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modeling.


Software Engineering

Learners will gain an understanding of the need for Software Engineering and the different methods and techniques.​


Systems Analysis And Design

This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organization needs in respect of business processes and the transformation of information.​


E- Commerce Applications

This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world.

Human-Computer Interaction

This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human-computer Interaction and evaluate the existing design 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.

Information Systems Project Management

This module explores elements of project management which is the key to the successful development and implementation of a specific IT project.

Management Information Systems

This module focuses on understanding the concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing

Level 5 Module Listing


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.

Writing Assignment

On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 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:

  • 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

The Assignment Unit titles for the Level 5 course are:

  • Technopreneurship

  • Network Security

  • C#.NET Programming

  • System Administration

  • Content Management Systems

  • Web Design


If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year at.

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

Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, duration 9 months

University Of Lincoln
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top-Up
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top-Up

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)

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