Our qualifications explained

The qualifications comprise three stages, to gain the full qualification all three levels must be completed. Individual modules may be taken at any level without specific entry requirements.

Certificate in IT
Our Certificate in IT delivers solid learning across core subjects, comprising three mandatory modules which provide essential education for any budding IT professional.

It is recognised by Ofqual as a level 4 qualification and is the academic equivalent to year one of a university honours degree in England.

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Diploma in IT
The Diploma in IT comprises a core module and three modules that you select from diverse subjects such as database systems and software engineering.

If you are not going on to study the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, you will also need to complete a professional IT project as part of your Diploma in IT.

The Diploma in IT is the academic equivalent to year two of a university honours degree in England, recognised by Ofqual as a level 5 qualification.

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Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (PGD)
The PGD comprises four modules, all of which you select to suit your chosen career path. You will also need to complete a professional IT project.

The PGD is the academic equivalent to a university honours degree in England, and is recognised by Ofqual as a level 6 qualification.

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This is a United Kingdom government regulated qualification which is administered and approved by one or more of the following: Ofqual, Qualification in Wales or SQA.