ABMA - Computing and Information Systems

Overview
Structure
Subjects
Assessments
Entry Requirements
Cost
ABMA Deadlines
Schedules

The Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA) provide students with UK based international qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Level 6 (Advanced Diploma) students can gain direct entry into the final year of the University of Hertfordshire BSc degree specializing in one of the following –

 

The ABMA programme facilitates many entry points allowing students to start directly after CXC, students may even start at the higher levels depending on their current qualifications (after applying for exemptions) and even mature candidates may start as well.

 

There are three levels to the ABMA Programme

  • Level 4 Diploma

  • Level 5 Diploma

  • Level 6 Diploma

Each level may be completed in as little as 3 Months!

 

The Computing and Information Systems pathway targets many areas in the Information Technology Sector, some of which are Computer Programming and Databases. This pathway also disciplines you in the fields of Information Systems Analysis and Design, Information Presentation and Analysis, Web technologies, Web applications development and e-commerce strategy.

 

 


The ABMA Programme consists of three levels each serving as a pre-requisite to the subsequent levels. Upon successful completion of the Level 6 (Advanced Diploma) students can gain direct entry into the final year of the University of Hertfordshire BSc degree specializing in one of the following


association of business managers and administrators 

 

The table below illustrates the subjects which are required to be completed for the following levels.

  • Level 4 Diploma
  • Level 5 Diploma
  • Level 6 Diploma

 

Level 4 DiplomaLevel 5 DiplomaLevel 6 Diploma
Information Systems Information Systems Analysis and Design Software Engineering, Algorithm Design and Analysis
Computer Programming Database Systems Enterprise Architecture
Information Systems Analysis and Design Software Development Organisational Security
Information Presentation and Analysis E-Commerce Strategy IT Project Management
Web Technologies Web Applications Development Scalable Web and E-Commerce

 

At the end of each module students are required to sit and exam which will be marked out of 100%.

 

There are four examination periods each year:

  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December

Results are available within 6-8 weeks after the exam

 

PercentageDescription
75% + Distinction
65% - 74% Higher Credit
50% - 64% Credit
40% - 49% Pass
39% and Below Fail

At the end of each module students are required to sit and exam which will be marked out of 100%.

 

There are four examination periods each year:

  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December

 

Results are available within 6-8 weeks after the exam

PercentageDescription
75% + Distinction
65% - 74% Higher Credit
50% - 64% Credit
40% - 49% Pass
39% and Below Fail

Below are the entry requirements as outlined by ABMA for each level of the programme.

Students wishing to start at the higher levels may apply for Exemptions.

Click here for Exemption Form

 

Level 4 Entry Requirements

Although no formal requirements are necessary to undertake ABMA’s Level 4 qualification we recommend that students wishing to enrol possess a GCSE, or equivalent qualification, in both Maths and English, both at Grade A* - D.

Students should note that all ABMA qualifications are taught and assessed in English.

 

Level 5 Entry Requirements

  • ABMA Level 4 Diploma
  • Two A levels at grade A* - D and 4 GCSEs, including Maths and English, both at Grades A* - D
  • A national or international qualification equivalent to the above

 

Level 6 Entry Requirements

  • ABMA Level 5 Diploma
  • A Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • A national or international qualification equivalent to the above

 

Mature Entry

Learners who do not possess any of the above can also submit evidence of professional work experience for a minimum of one year (Level 4), two years (Level 5) or four years (Level 6) within a job sector that is related to the subject area that the learner intends to study.

Examples of evidence that ABMA will accept includes:

  • Employer references detailing the learner’s duties and responsibilities
  • Certificates of training/courses.


To assist with their request, learners are encouraged to submit details of all types of training that they have had to ABMA as part of their exemption application

 

The overall cost of the programme includes payments to both CTS (for registration and administration) and to ABMA (for registration and exams). This information is provided below.

 

CTS Fees

CTS Registration Fee is $500.00 per semester

 

Tuition Fees

  • Level 4: $500.00 per module
  • Level 5: $600.00 per module
  • Level 6: $700.00 per module

 

Requirements when coming in to Register

  • Registration Fee - $500.00
  • Down-payment towards tuition fee (payment plan available)
  • One form of Identification (passport, identification card, birth certificate) is also required

 

ABMA Fees

1. ABMA Registration Fee – £ 30.00

Click here for Registration Form

Students are only required to register once with ABMA. You will only have to pay the ABMA Student Registration fee ONCE provided that you remain at the same ABMA Affiliate Centre throughout your ABMA Studies.

 

2. ABMA Exam Fees (See Table Below)

Click here for Examination Entry Form

 

Qualification LevelExam Fee Per ModuleNumber of ModulesTotal Exam Fees
Level 4 £25.00 5 £125.00
Level 5 £30.00 5 £150.00
Level 6 £30.00 5 £150.00

*The fees above reflect fees payable to ABMA and are stated in pound currency. Estimated rates are TT$10.00 = £1.00 

See the cost of buying GBP at the following link: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

 

Requirements when registeristering with ABMA

  • Completed ABMA Registration Form (available also at the CTS Administration Office)
  • 2 Passport size photos
  • Bank Draft of GBP £30.00 + ABMA Exam Fees payable to the Association of Business Managers and Administrators (or ABMA)
  • Transcripts fulfilling the criteria at the level in which you are applying. Ex. Certificate Level – CXC Transcript is required (Four Passes at Grade III and above including English)

 

MATURE ENTRY ROUTE ONLY: ABMA welcomes applications from prospective students over 21 years of age despite not having any formal qualifications and have been in appropriate employment for at least two (2) years. Any student wishing to study Computer Engineering (CE) at CTS College of Business and Computer Science who, in addition to having no formal qualifications or any IT experience, would need to submit their registration forms together with a letter from the employer confirming the duration of their employment and outlining their roles and responsibilities. This will then be taken into consideration when processing the student’s registration.

 

The table below indicates the deadline dates for registering and payment of exam fees for each semester.

 

There are 4 semesters each year:

  •  January to March
  • March to June
  • June to September
  • September to December

 

YearSemesterRegistration DeadlineExamination Deadline

2012

2013

Sep to Dec 1st September 13th October
Jan to Mar 29th December 2nd February
Mar to Jun 16th March 27th April
Jun to Sep 8th June 20th July
Sep to Dec 31st August 12th October

The table below indicates the deadline dates for registering and payment of exam fees for each semester.

 

There are 4 semesters each year:

  • January to March
  • March to June
  • June to September
  • September to December

 

YearSemesterRegistration DeadlineExamination Deadline

2012

2013

Sep to Dec 1st September 13th October
Jan to Mar 29th December 2nd February
Mar to Jun 16th March 27th April
Jun to Sep 8th June 20th July
Sep to Dec 31st August 12th October

Delivery Schedule

The table below indicates the delivery schedule for each module.

 

There are 4 semesters each year:

  • January to March
  • March to June
  • June to September
  • September to December

 

QualificationModuleSemester Offered
    Jan to Mar Mar to Jun Jun to Sep Sep to Dec
Level 4
Web Technologies Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Computer Programming Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Information Systems Analysis And Design Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Information Systems Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Information Presentation And Analysis Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Level 5
Information Systems Analysis and Design Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Database Systems Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Software Development Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
E-Commerce Strategy Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Web Applications Development Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Level 6
Organisational Security Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Scalable Web and E-Commerce Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
Software Engineering, Algorithm Design and Analysis Weekday Weekend Weekday Weekend
IT Project Management Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday
Enterprise Architecture Weekend Weekday Weekend Weekday

 

Examination Schedule

 

March 2014

TimeMarch 24th, 2014March 25th, 2014March 26th, 2014March 27th, 2014March 28th, 2014
9am to 12pm Level 4 Diploma - Information Systems Level 4 Diploma - Computer Programming Level 4 Diploma - ISAD Level 4 Diploma - IPaA Level 4 Diploma - Web Technologies
9am to 12pm Level 6 Diploma - Software Engineering Level 6 Diploma - Enterprise Architecture Level 6 Diploma - Organisational Security Level 6 Diploma - IT Project Management Level 6 Diploma - Scalable Web & E-Commerce
2pm to 5pm Level 5 Diploma - Database Systems Level 5 Diploma - Software Development Level 5 Diploma - ISAD Level 5 Diploma - Web App. Development Level 5 Diploma - E-Commerce Strategy

 

June 2014

TimeJune 23rd, 2014June 24th, 2014June 25th, 2014June 26th, 2014June 27th, 2014
9am to 12pm Level 4 Diploma - Information Systems Level 4 Diploma - Computer Programming Level 4 Diploma - ISAD Level 4 Diploma - IPaA Level 4 Diploma - Web Technologies
9am to 12pm Level 6 Diploma - Software Engineering Level 6 Diploma - Enterprise Architecture Level 6 Diploma - Organisational Security Level 6 Diploma - IT Project Management Level 6 Diploma - Scalable Web & E-Commerce
2pm to 5pm Level 5 Diploma - Database Systems Level 5 Diploma - Software Development Level 5 Diploma - ISAD Level 5 Diploma - Web App. Development Level 5 Diploma - E-Commerce Strategy

September 2014

TimeSept. 8th, 2014Sept. 9th, 2014Sept. 10th, 2014Sept. 11th, 2014Sept. 12th, 2014
9am to 12pm Level 4 Diploma - Information Systems Level 4 Diploma - Computer Programming Level 4 Diploma - ISAD Level 4 Diploma - IPaA Level 4 Diploma - Web Technologies
9am to 12pm Level 6 Diploma - Software Engineering Level 6 Diploma - Enterprise Architecture Level 6 Diploma - Organisational Security Level 6 Diploma - IT Project Management Level 6 Diploma - Scalable Web & E-Commerce
2pm to 5pm Level 5 Diploma - Database Systems Level 5 Diploma - Software Development Level 5 Diploma - ISAD Level 5 Diploma - Web App. Development Level 5 Diploma - E-Commerce Strategy

December 2014

TimeDec. 1st , 2014Dec. 2nd, 2014Dec. 3rd, 2014Dec. 4th, 2014Dec. 5th, 2014
9am to 12pm Level 4 Diploma - Information Systems Level 4 Diploma - Computer Programming Level 4 Diploma - ISAD Level 4 Diploma - IPaA Level 4 Diploma - Web Technologies
9am to 12pm Level 6 Diploma - Software Engineering Level 6 Diploma - Enterprise Architecture Level 6 Diploma - Organisational Security Level 6 Diploma - IT Project Management Level 6 Diploma - Scalable Web & E-Commerce
2pm to 5pm Level 5 Diploma - Database Systems Level 5 Diploma - Software Development Level 5 Diploma - ISAD Level 5 Diploma - Web App. Development Level 5 Diploma - E-Commerce Strategy

Note: The above dates are subject to change.

 

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