NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (QCF)

Provided by BMC International College

Course introduction



Level 3 Diploma in Computing programme is directly awarded by NCC Education, UK. NCC Education is a global provider for Education solutions. NCC Education qualifications are recognised by universities, professional bodies and employers.

Entry Requirements:

Student be at least 15 years of age and be reasonably competent in both oral and written English at the secondary school level.

Course Outline

Level 3 Diploma in Computing is a 5-module qualification. This course is an introductory course to the field of Computer Studies. Each module gives an introduction to the IT field of study. Further, Mathematical & English Language skills are improved through this programme. The modules are as follows:

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • IT Skills
  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Study and Communication Skills

Module Synopsis

Introduction to Computing
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Information Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Networks
  • Graphics & Multimedia

Study and Communication Skills
  • Learning to Learn
  • Reading Text Books and Note Taking
  • Note Taking in Lectures
  • Library Research and Writing an Essay
  • Journal Based Research for Essay Writing
  • Internet Research for Essay Writing
  • Writing a Research Report
  • Examinations & Assessment

IT Skills
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations

Mathematical Techniques
  • Arithmetic procedures
  • Fractions and percentages
  • Simple algebraic techniques
  • Number base systems
  • Sort and manipulate data Probability
  • Plot and draw a variety of graphs
  • Select appropriate data types or data structures and operate on them
  • Simple Boolean logic

Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Constructs
  • Sequential & Selection structures
  • Programming the Graphical User Interface
  • Project Definition and Design
  • Programming more complex User Interfaces
  • Programming Serial File Processing

Type Full-Time Part-Time
Local 4 months 6 months
International 4 months N.A

Method of Delivery

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in combination of face-to-face classroom interactions, self study and group study as well as research work. They will be required to attend a certain number of lecture hours to support their studies, and will receive guidance to complete the learning hours.

Award Criteria

Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements (75% for part-time students and 90% for full-time students) for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA) in all the modules.

Grading System

Each module is assessed for 100%. Assessment is based on coursework and / or examination. The module grading is as follows:
  • Distinction– 70% to 100%
  • Merit – 60% to 69%
  • Pass – 40% to 59%

Assessment Information

All the modules are assessed based on coursework and / or examination by NCC Education, UK. Assessments are conducted in March, June, September & December of every year.

Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results will be available to the students within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal (if any) on assessment results must be lodged within 7 days after the release of assessment results.


Fees & Funding

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