Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3

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150 Hours
Level 3 Diploma in Business Information Systems
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This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.

Computers are essential to our daily life. And as much as individuals, businesses are also impacted by the use of computers. Many organisations and corporations cannot operate efficiently without the use of an information system. The Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 course provides learners with a broad understanding of how to merge information systems within a business environment. Learners will gain a thorough understanding of the benefits of information systems to businesses that manage, deploy and support organisational goals.

The course will focus on key features such understanding the fundamentals of business information systems, acquiring and developing information systems and gaining an understanding of system development methodologies.

The Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 enables learners to gain in-depth understanding on how to apply information systems in any function of an organisation, whether it is human resources, finance or marketing.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink 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 Global Edulink 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.

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

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Level 3 Diploma in Business Information Systems
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of management information systems development.
  • Learn the fundamentals of applying information systems within a business environment.
  • Learn about customer relationship management systems.
  • Learn how to support your organisational goals and strategies.

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


3.2.2 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

4.2.1General – 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

9.3 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.

Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


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

Accredited Body

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Who is this course for?

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


  • 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.

Career path

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

Others jobs you can get

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Startup Company

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