Qualification title:FSBL Level 5 Diploma in IT – Networking
Qualification type:Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)
Accreditation status:Accredited
Credit Equivalency:120
Qualification number (RQF):603/4792/2
Progression routes:The FSBL Level 6 Diplomas; the final year of undergraduate study in Computer Science, Information Technology or related; or directly into employment in an associated profession.
Availability:UK and International
Next Qualification Review date:22/06/2022

Course Overview

The rationale for the 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 n the IT industry, notably in .NET programming, system administration and network security. Learners will also learn about entrepreneurship in a techno environment. The qualification is flexible in that it offers elective choices of networking, web design or e-commerce – the latter being much in demand in modern business.

The technical skills and knowledge delivered through the achievement of the qualification are required and recognised internationally. The diploma is accredited at Level 5 and has a total equivalence of 120 credits.


Core Units

  • Technopreneurship
  • Network Security
  • C#.NET Programming
  • System Administration

Elective Units

  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Network Design and Administration

Learning Outcomes

  1. To understand and apply the principles of IT in a range of business environments.
  2. To understand and apply the principles in a specific environment.
  3. To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the IT world.
  4. Analyse problem-solving techniques specific to business and industry.
  5. Select, collate, review and analyse information from a wide range of sources.
  6. Effectively use verbal and communication skills.
  7. Work independently and as part of a team.
  8. Manage one’s own personal development and growth.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the qualifications will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:

  • Demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 4 for example any FSBL Level 4 or similar vocational awards;
  • Spent some time in an organisational role and shown they have the capability and drive to develop;
  • Seeking further professional development and gaining work-related skills and know-how.

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