Entry Requirements: A levels or Level 3 qualification OR 5 GCSE’s plus at least 2 years relevant work experience. Evidence of English Language capability at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 Other qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis
Minimum Age: 19 yrs
Duration: 6-9 months
Intake Dates: January, April, July and October
Fees: Please see www.scbm.org.uk/fees/

ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing

The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Computing is a 120 credit size qualification.  It provides the core knowledge, understanding and skills to support learners planning to further their studies in computing. It is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme in Computing.

Who this qualification is for?
Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor’s degree course in computing. Learners could also progress directly to employment.

What does the qualification progress to?
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Computing which provides entry to the third year of a Bachelor’s Degree  at a university such as one of our university partners, Southampton Solent University.

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Qualification Overview
Credit Value 120 Credits
Qualification Level 4
Duration 6 – 12 months


Learners must complete 10 units totalling 120 credits.

Unit Title Level Credit GLH
IT and Society 4 12 48
Computer Systems and Software 4 12 48
Computer Programming 4 12 48
Relational Database Systems 4 12 48
Software Engineering 4 12 48
Systems Analysis and Design 4 12 48
E-Commerce Applications & Human Computer Interactions 4 24 96
Information Systems Theory and Practice & Management Information Systems 4 24 96