NCC EDUCATION LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (RQF)

Course Duration

Full-time 12 months
Part-time 12 months

Level

Diploma

Awarded By

Programme Overview
The NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) makes up the first year of the NCC Education degree journey. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree qualification in the UK university system.
Students will be given the opportunity to develop essential thinking and study skills in IT and business through a balance of academic and vocational subjects. Students will be able to contribute to the development of computer systems and networks, databases and websites in a business context, whilst also developing an awareness of business needs. The programme will allow students to understand and enter the IT and business profession with the necessary knowledge expected within the industry and the ability to apply the skills to a range of IT-related functions.
On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to embark on NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF), which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s degree, transfer to a university or pursue a career in the IT industry.
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$ 9,844 S$ 11,556
Part-Time S$ 8,346 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S $68.91(FT)/S$ 58.43(PT) S $80.90
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 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: 17
Academic Qualifications: NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) OR NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (RQF) OR NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (RQF) OR At least one A-Level or equivalent, or an appropriate school leaver’s certificate OR An international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies  or NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (RQF) or NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (RQF) qualification. This shall be agreed with NCC Education in advance.
English Language: GCE ‘O’ Level English C6 or above OR Have a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent.

Alternative Entry

Mature candidates with the below credentials may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis:
• Able to demonstrate over two years’ relevant work experience
• Have GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
• Fulfilled English language proficiency requirement

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
SKILLS FOR COMPUTING 50% NA 50%
COMPUTER NETWORKS NA NA 100%
COMPUTER SYSTEMS NA 50% 50%
DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING A WEBSITE NA NA 100%
DATABASES 50% NA 50%
EBUSINESS NA NA 100%
ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT 100% NA NA
UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS NA NA 100%
 
Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) awarded by NCC Education.
On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF), the qualification allows candidates entry to the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) (which is equivalent to year 2 of a typical UK honours degree), the second year of many UK university programmes or enables candidates to pursue a career in the IT and business industry.

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