Level 4
Diploma in Computing

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Flexible payment and scholarship.


ATHE is a global awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and other UK and international regulators. We work with 200 recognised centres in over 45 countries to complement our strong brand presence in the UK.

ATHE offers a wide portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications – such as business and management, law, computing and healthcare, with many eligible for UK funding. We have also developed a diverse range of regulated bespoke qualifications for clients through our qualifications development service.

ATHE qualifications are approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for our learners.


Excellent Value for Money

We are able to provide a comprehensive qualification and support package which provides excellent value for money with our appreciation of a very price sensitive industry.

University Progression

All ATHE qualifications have progression routes and many of these are to degrees at our University partners.

Innovative Qualifications

Our Qualifications are on the RQF, they allow for flexible delivery models and are designed in line with industry standards and centre needs. They also include comprehensive support material including suggested assignments, teaching and learning guidance and resources.

Dedicated Support

Our EQAs have extensive experience in the systems of ATHE, Ofsted, ISI, QAA and Ofqual. This experience is there as a resource to you and to support your centre’s development.

Flexible Delivery Solutions

Our qualifications and systems are designed for maximum flexibility, however if you have a request which we don’t currently cater for we won’t tell you it can’t be done. We will do our best to provide you with something that suits you, your centre and learners.



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


Human Computer Interaction

Management Information Systems

IT and Society

Computer Programming

Computer Systems and Software

Relational Database Systems

Information Systems Theory and Practice

Systems Analysis and Design

eCommerce Applications

Software Engineering


Entry to the qualification will be through a centre interview, and learners will be expected to hold the following:
  • Age: 19 +;
  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above;
  • other related level 3 subjects;
  • an Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency;
  • other equivalent international qualifications
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