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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT - Networking


Alternative to Second Year of the HND or Degree programme, the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT - Networking qualification is that it provides a career path for learners who wish to develop a broad base of knowledge and skills that will enable them to work in a variety of roles in the IT industry, notably in .NET programming, system administration and network security. Learners will also learn about entrepreneurship in a techno environment.

Assessment is through practical assignments, with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment.

Ofqual RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) qualification number for Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT - Networking is 603/4792/2.

Aims of the Course

The qualification provide the opportunity for individuals to forge a career in IT by seeking a greater knowledge and understanding of the industry, and to support the individual’s development into technical positions. Overall aims include:
1) Apply the principles of IT in a range of business environments.
2) To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the IT world.
3) Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and IT industry.
4) A qualification that enables students to gain credit towards degree programme.
5) A qualification that enables students to develop the academic standards required for study at a higher level.
6) To develop the learner’s ability to recognise and reflect on the process of personal learning and development, which facilitates the enhancement of key personal, sociable and other transferable skills.


The Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT - Networking provides its learner the realistic and appropriate career related opportunities worldwide for 21st century employment markets.

Learners completing the Qualifi Level 4&5 Diploma in IT - Networking will allow progress to:
1) The final year of an undergraduate degree; or
2) Directly into employment in an associated profession.

The Qualifi Level 4&5 Diploma in IT - Networking qualification leads learners to enter the University at final year of a University degree (e.g. BA Hons Business and Computer Studies Final Year awarded by University of Portsmouth UK).

For progression opportunities into universities, click here.

Entry Requirements

The minimum age to register for this programme is 18. Prospective students should note that the following entrance qualifications are required for those wishing to undertake this programme:

  Level 4 qualification (or equivalent) or

  Mature applicant with GCSE (or equivalent) and work experience and

  IELTS 4.0 or CEFR level B1 (if applicable)

Programme Summary

Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in IT - Networking (120 credits) consists of:

Course Duration

06-12 months

Course Intake

Distance Learning: Rolling Intake

Course Fees

£1300 (Distance Learning)

Additional Fees

Intention to Study: £100

Awarding Body: Qualifi Ltd: £280

15+5% Off (distance learning)*

Full Payment: £100 + £1320

Instalment Payment: £100 + £154/mo for 9 Months