NCC EDUCATION LEVEL 3 INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES (RQF)

Course Duration

Full-time 12 months

Level

Certificate / Foundation

Awarded By

Programme Overview

The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) is a one-year pre-university qualification which includes a significant amount of English language teaching. The qualification is designed to provide students with an entry route to UK or overseas universities courses, or progression on to the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business or Business Information Technology.

The qualification aims to improve students’ general and academic English language ability, enhance their study skills and cultural understanding and equip them with the language and skills to go on to academic study in English in the fields of computing, engineering, and business at a suitable level.

To complete the qualification a student must study and pass eight modules, consisting of six core modules and two elective modules.

Delivery Model
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-4 hour sessions.
Intakes

March, June, September, December


Domestic
Students
International
Students
Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 13,054 S$ 15,408
Part-Time NIL NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 91.38 S$ 107.86
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 16
Academic Qualifications: At least a subject for GCE ‘O’ Level, OR at least equivalent to a pass in NITEC or Higher NITEC Level, or an international qualification which is equivalent to secondary education subject to NCC Education’s approval.
English Language: Have the required minimum result in the NCC Education Standard English Placement Test (SEPT) OR Have a valid score of 4.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent.

Assessments for all units are offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. Units are assessed by both examination and coursework assignments.

Assessment Structure Global Examination Local Examination Global Assignment
CORE MODULES
DEVELOPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS NA 100% NA
ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS 100% NA NA
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES NA NA 100%
STUDY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS NA NA 100%
CULTURE STUDIES NA NA 100%
FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS 100% NA NA
ELECTIVE MODULES (SELECT 2)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (ELECTIVE) 100% NA NA
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (ELECTIVE) NA 50% 50%
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (ELECTIVE) 100% NA NA
INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICS (ELECTIVE) 100% NA NA
FURTHER MATHEMATICS (ELECTIVE) 100% NA NA
PHYSICS (ELECTIVE) 100% NA NA
 
Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) awarded by NCC Education.
On successful completion of the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF), the qualification allows candidates entry to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) or NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) or NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (RQF), or enables candidates to pursue a career in the business or IT industry.

For details on possible progression opportunities, please consult the leaflet updated and published by NCC.