The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology aims to equip learners with a diverse skill set for various roles in the IT industry, covering cyber security, programming, applications, network technology, and digital information management. Completion opens doors to both higher education and employment, providing essential skills for success in the evolving tech sector.
These qualifications are intended for learners aged 18 and above, with entry criteria including a Relevant Level 3 Diploma or equivalent, GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification. Additionally, mature learners over 21 with relevant management experience may be eligible, pending confirmation from the delivery center. Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English language competency, and further details can be found on the English Language Expectations page on the Stars College website.
Stars College qualifications at RQF Level 4 are designed to reflect practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competences. In academic terms, they are assessed as equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and the first year of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree program.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology comprises 6 mandatory units, totaling 120 credits, with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 1200 hours. The completed qualification includes 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology covers key areas such as Cyber Security, Computer Programming Principles, Systems Analysis and Design, Web and Mobile Applications, Computer and Network Technology, and Managing Digital Information, with each unit contributing 20 credits to a total of 120 credits for the qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology is structured for one academic year of full-time study, with flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers deliver the qualification through various methods, including face-to-face instruction via lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as distance and online modes.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology involves internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College for all units. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, evaluating learners based on the attainment of specified learning outcomes. To pass a unit, learners must present evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all learning outcomes and meeting assessment criteria standards, with the Assessor making the judgment. An audit trail detailing how the overall achievement judgment for learners has been determined should be provided by the Assessor.
To excel in our English-taught and assessed qualifications, learners must possess English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5. For non-native English speakers without the final two years of schooling in English, centers must ensure proficiency at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 51, or IELTS score of 5.5 with both Reading and Writing at 5.5. The center is responsible for determining the evidence required to establish individual learner proficiency.
Successful completion of our qualification aligns with the university's standard academic entry requirements. Nevertheless, individual assessments and other entry criteria may impact each applicant's university entry. Each university has confirmed progression arrangements, and as our qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual, learners have the eligibility to advance to a top-up degree, master’s program, or MBA at various universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.
Graduates of this qualification have the opportunity to progress to the following university programmes:
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