Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF)

Provided by Informatics Academy Singapore

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Awarded by NCC Education, United Kingdom


Course introduction

Introduction


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.

Assessment Structure

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%
DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING OBJECT-ORIENTED COMPUTER PROGRAMS NA NA 100%
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES 100% NA NA
OFFICE SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT NA 50% 50%



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


SKILLS FOR COMPUTING – L4SC

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 – L4CN

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 – L4CSYS

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 – L4DDW

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 – L4DBAS

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 – L4DDOOCP

Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programs – provides a thorough introduction to computer programming using Java.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES – L4SDT

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 – L4OSD

Office Solutions Development – develops practical skills in the automation of common office applications to support a variety of tasks.

 



Area of Studies


Progression Pathway
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.

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) awarded by NCC Education.



Entry Requirements


Age Requirement: 
17

Entry Requirement (Academic Qualification): 
* NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF); OR
* NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (RQF); OR 
* 1 GCE ‘A’ Level pass

Entry Requirement (English Proficiency) : 
IELTS min score of 5.5 or above; OR GCE 'O' Level English C6

Alternative Entry
Matured Entry: Able to demonstrate over 2 years of relevant work experience; AND Have GCE 'O' Level / IGCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
Other Qualification: 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 Business (RQF) qualification. This shall be agreed with NCC Education in advance.



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Course Duration

Full-time 12 months
Part time 12 months 

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



Fees & Funding


Local (Full-Time/Part-time): $5,200.00
International: $8,000.00

* All fees exclude 7% GST
 

 

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