merger merger

Welcome to your new course portal!

On October 15th, moved to - which means you can now find all your favourite courses right here. Don't worry - you can still do all the things that you could do before.

All you need to do is search.

Show as: Mobile

Diploma in Business Information Systems - Level 3

South London College
Course summary
150 hours
149 GBP
Online courses
Next available date: This course is available anytime in anywhere. - Online courses
Last application: This course is available to register anytime of the year.
Professional Training

Course description

Information systems are used by almost all organisations to store and process information that will assist the management in making critical decision. No matter which department or seniority you are in, it is vital to be well acquainted with business information systems to thrive within the modern corporate world, and this Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 has been developed to do just that. This course, with its professionally narrated modules, will thoroughly educate you on business information systems to help you apply it in all aspects of an organisation.

Starting with the definition and fundamentals of an information system, this course will move onto teach you about the development of management information systems. You will get to understand about hardware, software, databases, network and system development methodologies to put them to use within an organisation. This course will also explore the customer relationship management systems, followed by modules that will cover topics such as internet services, information systems security, World Wide Web and many more. By the end of this course, you will walk away with a solid understanding on how to incorporate business information systems within an organisational setting.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that South London College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by South London College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Eligible for TOTUM card - TOTUM is the #1 student discount card and app giving you access to exclusive student deals on food and fashion, tech and travel and everything in between.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Business people
  • Anyone who wants to learn about MIS
  • Individuals working with business information systems
  • People who want to develop business and project plans

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-4526

Training Course Content

Course Curriculum

Module 01 - Defining Information Systems

1.1 Defining Data and Information

1.2 Defining Systems

1.3 Defining Information Systems

1.4 Business Information Systems

1.5 Types of business information system

Module 02 - Hardware I

2.1 Input devices

2.2 Central Processing Unit (CPU)

2.3 Internal and External Memory

Module 03 - Hardware II

3.1 Output devices

3.2 Major categories of computers

3.2.1 Mainframe

3.2.2 Minicomputers

3.2.3 Microcomputers

Module 04 - Software

4.1 Systems software

4.1.1 Operating Systems (OS)

4.1.2 Software Development programs

4.1.3 Utility programs

4.2 Application software

4.2.1 General – purpose applications

4.2.2 Application – specific software

Module 05 - Database Systems

5.1 Organizing data in a database

5.2 Database Software

5.3 Retrieving Data from a Database

5.4 Business Intelligence

Module 06 - Networks

6.1 Network components

6.1.1 Servers

6.1.2 End - user computers or Terminals

6.1.3 Telecommunications processors

6.1.4 Middleware

Module 07 - The Internet and World Wide Web I

7.1 Web – Enabled Business

7.2 Intranets and extranets

7.3 The World Wide Web

Module 08 - The Internet and World Wide Web II

8.1 Web browsers and servers

8.2 E - business

8.3 E - commerce

Module 09 - Acquiring Information Systems

9.1 Bespoke development

9.2 Off – the – shelf software

  1. 3 End – user – developed software

9.4 Factors affecting software acquisition

Module 10 - Developing Information Systems

10.1 The systems development life cycle

10.1.1 Initiation

10.1.2 Feasibility assessment

10.1.3 Systems analysis

Module 11 - Developing Information Systems II

11.1 Systems design

11.2 System build

11.3 System implementation and changeover

11.4 Review and maintenance

Module 12 - System Development Methodologies

12.1 SSADM

12.1.1 Feasibility Study

12.1.2 Requirements Analysis

12.1.3 Requirements specification

12.1.4 Logical system specification

12.1.5 Physical design

12.2 Rapid applications development (RAD)

12.3 The spiral model

12.4 The Capability Maturity Model

Module 13 - Information Systems Security

13.1 Security Threats to Information Systems

13.1.1 Accidents

13.1.2 Natural disasters

13.1.3 Sabotage

13.1.4 Vandalism

13.1.5 Theft

13.1.6 Unauthorized use

13.1.7 Computer viruses

13.2 Reducing the Threat to Information Systems

13.2.1 Containment

13.2.2 Deterrence

13.2.3 Obfuscation

13.2.4 Recovery

13.3 Types of controls

13.3.1 Physical protection

13.3.2 Biometric controls

13.3.3 Telecommunications controls

13.3.4 Failure controls

13.3.5 Auditing

13.3.6 Detecting and preventing virus infection

13.4 Techniques for controlling information systems

13.4.1 Formal security policy

13.4.2 Passwords

13.4.3 Encryption

13.4.4 Organizational Procedures

13.4.5 User validation

13.4.6 Backup procedures

Module 14 - Security Threats to Internet Services

14.1 Denial of service (DoS)

14.2 Trojans

14.3 Identity theft and brand abuse

14.4 Extortion

14.5 Abuse of resources

14.6 Other risks

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.



Continuing Studies

Once you successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Business Information Systems, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion.

  • Business Consultant - £38,142 per year
  • Business Manager - £34,167 per year
  • Project Manager - £42,404 per year
  • Business Analyst - £35,862 per year

Other job you can get

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Startup Company

About provider

South London College

South London College is a well-established Professional online education provider in the United Kingdom and it aims to meet the employment needs of the youth and people in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. South London College...

Read more and show all courses with this provider

There are no reviews available yet.

U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


Learn more

Similar Courses