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NCC – Level 3 Diploma in Computing


Level 3 (L3DC) Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Applied General qualification suitable for students aged 16-19 and adult learners


The qualification introduces the field of computing and equips students with the necessary study skills to succeed in higher education.

Students are introduced to essential IT Concepts, practical computing skills and mathematical concepts and techniques to further their understanding of computing.

Entry Requirement

For entry onto the L3DC qualification students must have at least one of the

  • An international qualification which is equivalent to secondary education deemed acceptable by IT’s Britz Education.
  • Matriculation / Intermediate / GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualification.

Qualification Structure

Five core units

Equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.

Enables students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures and their own alongside the impact of a more digitised world on those cultures. Students will be able to apply their understanding of culture to other aspects of their course and to their plans for further study and work. The course will, in part, help prepare students for studying and/or working abroad or working for multi-national companies in our highly interconnected, digitised world.

Provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.

Exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.

This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

What's Next

Successful candidates will fulfil the main entry requirements for NCC’s Level 4 Diploma in Computing or Level 4 Diploma in Business IT, as well as having opportunities to access a range of higher education courses or employment.

Examples of higher education opportunities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in Software Engineering or Computer Science, Computer Networking Systems, Digital Media Technology, Computer Forensics and Security.

Examples of employment opportunities include roles such as IT Helpdesk Professional, Data Entry Clerk, IT Support Technician and Computer Service and Repair Technician.

NCC Education has recognition with over 70 universities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia, for students who want to complete their degree overseas at an international university campus.

NCC Diploma programmes offer students the opportunity to advance their studies and career options through structured progression pathways.

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NCC – Level 3 Diploma in Computing