LMQ Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed to provide, focused and specialist courses, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate, with a clear work- related emphasis. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector. They are particularly suitable for more mature learners who wish to follow a programme of study that is directly related to their work experience or to an aspect of employment that they wish to move into in due course. On successful completion of these qualification, national recognition by employers enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area.


LMQ Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Information technology qualification consists of six mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Notional Learning Hours (NLH) for the completed qualification.

Notional Learning Hours (NLH) is defined as Notional learning hours include all the learning activities that are required to achieve the learning outcomes.

Credit value is defined as being the number of credits that may be awarded to a Learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a unit. One credit is equal to 10 hours of NLH.

L/PDIT/7001 Advanced Computer Communications20
L/ PDIT/7002 Collaboration and Communication Technologies20
L/ PDIT/7003 Computer Security20
L/ PDIT/7004 Software Project Management20
L/ PDIT/7005 Web Programming20
L/ PDIT/7006 Operations Research and Modelling20

Entry requirements

This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the following:

LMQ Level 6 Graduate Diploma in IT or any Level 6 recognized Qualification accepted by LMQ education board. Or Overseas qualifications, has judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 6 qualification in the UK (or higher). Or 3 years of senior management work experience in the IT sector in a reputed organization.

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