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The Diploma in Information Technology, awarded by Qualifi, is a level 4 & 5 accredited programme in the UK and internationally recognized. It includes 12 courses and is equivalent to the first two years of a degree. With one additional year of study at a university it can become a BA Honours Degree. The diploma has transferable credits of a minimum of 240.

The curriculum is designed to equip learners with a wide range of skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in various IT roles. This qualification blends technical and theoretical elements, focusing on core aspects such as IT ethics, computer maintenance, programming, and web design, alongside specialized topics like networking and graphical user interface design. Ideal for individuals aiming to advance their understanding and practical abilities in IT, the diploma also emphasizes personal development and teamwork skills, preparing students for diverse workplace environments and further educational opportunities in the field of information technology.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • High School Degree regardless of branch and final score.
  • International university admission certificate such as SAT, GED, A-Level and BTEC Level 3.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
  • Relative work experience.

The qualification is wholly in English language. Students should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to one of the identified levels below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

The diploma is recognized by higher education providers as meeting the admission requirements to many relevant computing-related courses such as BSc Information Systems.

The following universities accept students into Top-Up Degrees:

  • Middlesex University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Central Lancashire

Students must keep in mind that university admission criteria may change over time. Therefore, it is always good to verify the specific entry requirements for the intended course before submitting their application.

The registration will be valid for 24 months, but students may complete the Diploma in less than two years.

Registration process:

  • Students should fill in an online application and provide us with correct information about themselves.
  • A proof of identity such as Passport must be submitted with the application.
  • Students should also submit a scan of recent education certificate and an evidence to English level.
  • After approval, students will receive a user name and password to access the learning platform.

Evaluation will be conducted through 12 written assignments rather than conventional examinations. Student will be allocated sufficient time to complete one or two assignments for each course.

Each successfully completed course will be graded as a Pass (P), Merit (M) or Distinction (D).

  • A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria.
  • Merit and Distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

The qualification is designed as Mentored Self-Paced learning. It is delivered via an Online Social Learning Platform called NG Portal.

Study materials consist of reading-texts, videos, activities, case-studies, interactive quizzes and assignments. All materials are available online.

Instructors are available to guide and support students during their study. Students can ask questions and discuss topics through different methods, such as live chat, forums, discussion groups and even direct contact with instructors.

Diploma in IT

Upon successful completion, graduates will be awarded two certificates from Qualifi, a leading awarding body. The qualifications are regulated by Ofqual:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Information Technology – 603/4781/8
  • Level 5 Diploma in Information Technology – 603/4791/0

Additionally, students will be issued a digital certificate from Next Gates upon completing each course/module. Should they need a printed and sealed copy, they may request one for an additional fee. Students will be responsible for any notary or apostille authentication fees when required.

Students willing to study the Diploma in Information Technology are required to pay a registration fee, followed by payment for the courses included in the program. The registration fee is valid for two year. If students are unable to complete the diploma within this timeframe, they have the option to extend it for an additional year by paying an extension fee.

The total tuition for the diploma is $3,200. Students may receive a discount based on the number of installments or the payment plan agreed upon with an official agent.

* Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.
* Discounts don’t apply on registration fee.

Course Curriculum

Semester One
Information Technology and IT Ethics 2 months
Mathematics and Statistics for IT 2 months
PC Maintenance and Operating Systems 2 months
Semester Two
Computer Graphics Editing and Database Concepts 2 months
Logical IT Networking 2 months
Web Programming 2 months
Semester Three
Technopreneurship 2 months
Network Security 2 months
C#.NET Programming 2 months
Semester Four
System Administration 2 months
Network Routing and Switching 2 months
Web Design 2 months
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