LEVEL 3: Diploma in Computing
The NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (QCF) is an Applied General qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate key transferrable study skills, mathematical understanding and applied IT competency, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of computer programming.
In addition successful candidates will fulfil the main entry requirements for NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Computing or Level 4 Diploma in Business IT, as well as opening up opportunities to access a range of higher education courses or employment. Examples of higher education opportunities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in Software Engineering or Computer Science, Computer Networking Systems, Digital Media Technology, Computer Forensics and Security. Examples of employment opportunities include roles such as IT Helpdesk Professional, Data Entry Clerk, IT Support Technician and Computer Service and Repair Technician.
The Level 3 Diploma in Computing syllabus and assessment is suitable for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners.
The above purpose is stated in the Qualification Specification, Section 1.1, Page 4. TheQualification Specification is published here on our website.
NCC Education is regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to award the Level 3 Diploma in Computing (QCF) in England. Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/6407/9.
For entry onto the NCC Education L3DC qualification you must:
You must study the following five core units:
Assessments for all units will be offered in a number of assessment cycles each year. The units are all assessed by either examination or assignments.
Access past papers and sample assessments below.
Mathematical Techniques: IT Skills:
Introduction to Computing: Introduction to Programming:
The L3DC qualification allows admission to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing and Level 4 Diploma in Business IT (each equivalent to Year 1 of a UK Bachelor's degree).
Progression routes can be found on our University Progression page.