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.
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|
|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%|
|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|
DEVELOPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS – L3DELS
Developing English Language Skills – develops English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve all four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables a student to acquire a broad range of knowledge which can be used to confidently and effectively communicate in English. The unit guides students through Intermediate and then Upper Intermediate levels of English language study.
ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS – L3AELS
Advanced English Language Skills – enables a student to put into practice the language acquired and develop this into an advanced user of English. Students will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.
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.
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.
Entry Requirement (Academic Qualification):
* 1 GCE ‘O’ Level passes; OR
* NITEC or Higher NITEC; OR
* An international qualification which is equivalent to secondary education deemed approved by NCC Education.
Entry Requirement (English Proficiency):
* IELTS min score of 4.5 or above; OR
* GCE 'O' Level D7 or above; OR
* Have the required minimum result in the NCC Education Standard English Placement Test (SEPT)
Full-time 12 months
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-4 hour sessions.
February, May, August & November
Local (Full time/Part time): $12,200.00
International (Full time): $14,400.00
* All fees exclude 7% GST