Level 7 Extended Diploma in

Computing Technologies
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Level 7 Extended Diploma in

Computing Technologies
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OVERVIEW

Achieve a Career in Cyber Security, Web Development or Strategic IT Management. You can achieve such a career at Accra Business School by studying the ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (ATHE is a UK Ofqual regulated awarding body).

The qualification provides learners with the core knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to further their studies and careers in the field of computing technologies.

Key Points

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Opportunity to take a specialist pathway
  • 5 Mandatory Units + 2 Optional Units
  • 120 Credit Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Assessment by assignment
  • Overall grading – Pass/Merit/Distinction

Masters Progression

The qualification is recognised as an admission route for progression to the Institute of Technology, Carlow MSc in Information Technology Management which will be offered at Accra Business School from September 2022. IT Carlow is a collaborative partner of ABS and will be redesignated as the Technological University of South East Ireland by the Irish Government in spring 2022.

 

UNITS AND PATHWAYS

Learners can choose from the following pathways and mandatory units to meet their personal and organisational needs:

This includes

  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (Software Engineering) -120 credits (5 mandatory units, 2 pathway units)
  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (Application Development) -120 credits (5 mandatory units, 2 pathway units)
  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (Data Analytics) -120 credits (5 mandatory units, 2 pathway units)
  •  ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (Networking) -120 credits (5 mandatory units, 2 pathway units)
  • ATHE Level 7 Extended Diploma in Computing Technologies (Artificial Intelligence) -120 credits (5 mandatory units, 2 pathway units)

UNITS

Learners must complete all five mandatory units and two optional units.

MANDATORY MODULES

Managing Innovation and Change in Computing

This unit aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding in order to manage innovation and change in computing environments. Learners will explore that change is constant and the importance of understanding and applying a process for managing change within an organisation. There will be a focus on innovation and changes that are common across the computing industry.

Systems Development and User Experience (UX)

This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the development of systems and how this is achieved using a range of systems development life cycle models (SDLC).

Implementing and Managing Cyber Security

This unit aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding of securing computing systems and how to implement and manage cyber security in an enterprise environment. The unit will focus on the core principles to consider in order to secure systems appropriately.

Business Intelligence Systems 

This unit aims to help learners develop an understanding of business intelligence systems and the benefits of using such systems from an organisational point of view.

Independent Project

This unit aims to provide learners with the opportunity to undertake an independent project. In the unit learners can utilise the knowledge and understanding gained in previous units and from other areas of learning and experience to independently manage and complete a practical project.

Agile Transformation

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and uses of agile development within business environments. Learners will have the opportunity to explore the fundamental process of agile development including the methodologies used.

Enterprise Resources Planning Systems (ERP Systems)

This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.  Learners will learn system principles, their use and the benefits they can bring to an organisation.

Mobile Application Development

This unit aims to provide learners with an advanced understanding of the processes involved with developing and launching a mobile application to meet user requirements

Data Analysis and Big Data
This unit aims to provide learners with an advanced understanding of the processes involved with developing and launching a mobile application to meet user requirements

Networking and Infrastructure Development
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of networks used within computing environments and the importance of ensuring a network is designed appropriately, is scalable and fit for purpose.

Internet of Things (IoT)
This unit aims to provide learners with core knowledge and understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The unit also explores how IoT is used today to increase productivity and efficiency across personal and business life, identifying its use in the future.

Artificial Intelligence
This unit aims to provide learners with an introduction to the features of artificial intelligence including the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence. This will include intelligence machines, artificial thinking and working like humans for example, speech recognition, problem-solving and learning.  

Computer-based Research Methods

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of different computer-based research methods.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 19 or + years of age 
  • Other equivalent international qualifications
  • May also have relevant work experience

FEES

  • Monthly Plan : Pay GHC1,000 monthly.
  • Upfront  Payment GHC12,000.

  START DATE JUNE 2022

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