NCC EDUCATION LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN COMPUTING (RQF)

Course Duration

Full-time 12 months
Part-time 12 months

Level

Diploma

Awarded By

Programme Overview
The NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) makes up the first year of the NCC Education degree journey. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of a computing degree qualification in the UK university system.
Students will be given the opportunity to develop essential thinking and study skills, not only within the computing domain but also within the context of business through a balance of academic and vocational subjects. The qualification will allow students to understand and enter the computing 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 progress to NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (RQF), which is equivalent to the second year of a UK bachelor’s degree, transfer to a university or pursue a career in the Computing 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
(include GST)
Full-Time S$ 9,200 S$ 10,800
Part-Time S$ 7,800 NA
FPS
(Fee Protection Scheme)
NIL NIL
Non-Refundable Application Fees
(include GST)
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
(include GST)
NIL S$ 321

Administrative 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 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) 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 ‘O’ Level/GCSE 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.

L4DC NCC EDUCATION LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN COMPUTING (RQF) ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE
    Global Examination Local Examination Global Assignment
F/502/8335 SKILLS FOR COMPUTING 50% NA 50%
M/502/8332 COMPUTER NETWORKS NA NA 100%
L/601/0446 COMPUTER SYSTEMS NA 50% 50%
L/601/3315 DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING A WEBSITE 100% NA NA
T/502/8333 DATABASES 50% NA 50%
T/601/3308 DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING OBJECT-ORIENTED COMPUTER PROGRAMS NA NA 100%
A/502/8334 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES 100% NA NA
R/601/1971 OFFICE SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT NA 50% 50%

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) awarded by NCC Education.
On successful completion of the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF), the qualification allows candidates entry to the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (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 Computing industry.

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