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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.
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-4 hour sessions. The following is the lecturer-student ratio:
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32
March, June, September, November
Full-Time 12 Months
Part-Time 12 Months
Skills for Computing – provides the essential skills for a computing student (including presentation, report-writing and data handling skills). Not only will this unit prepare for successful outcomes in studies, but it will also provide skills that can be applied in the workplace.
Computer Networks – networking and communication skills are vitally important in today’s connected world. In this unit students will develop a good understanding of basic theory, and also develop useful practical skills.
Computer Systems – addresses the development of practical skills in the configuration, maintenance, fault-finding and trouble- shooting of modern computer systems and develops knowledge of computer architecture.
Designing and Developing a Website – develops practical skills in website design by providing a detailed understanding of mark-up languages, style sheets, design techniques and testing.
Databases – provides thorough training in practical techniques of the design and development of database systems together with developing a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.
Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programs – provides a thorough introduction to computer programming using Java.
Software Development Techniques – addresses the wider issues of software development together with a language-independent survey of useful data structures and algorithms.
Office Solutions Development – develops practical skills in the automation of common office applications to support a variety of tasks.
All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.
Minimum Age: 17 years old
NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) OR NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (RQF) OR
1 GCE ‘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.
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.
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/IGCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
• Fulfilled English language proficiency requirement
Assessments for all modules are offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. Modules are assessed by both examination and coursework assignments.
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), 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.
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