Oxfordian College

About Course

Oxfordian College is offering NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC) is a qualification regulated by Ofqual, falling under the category of Applied General Qualifications. It serves as a platform for candidates to showcase essential transferable study skills, mathematical proficiency, and applied cultural understanding, particularly in the realm of digital culture. Additionally, it imparts a fundamental grasp of computer programming concepts.

After Successfully completing this diploma learner not only meets the primary entry requirements for the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) or Level 4 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L4DB BM) offered in Oxfordian College but also unlocks avenues for higher education courses or employment opportunities.
Higher education possibilities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in fields such as:
• Software Engineering
• Computer Science
• Computer Networking Systems
• Digital Media Technology
• Computer Forensics and Security

Potential employment opportunities encompass roles like:
• IT Helpdesk Professional
• Data Entry Clerk
• IT Support Technician and Computer Service
• Repair Technician
The Level 3 Diploma in Computing is designed for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners, offering a versatile syllabus and assessment structure.


Students must study the following five core units:
• Study and Communication Skills – equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. They will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures.
• Culture Studies – enables students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures and their own alongside the impact of a more digitised world on those cultures. Students will be able to apply their understanding of culture to other aspects of their course and to their plans for further study and work. The course will, in part, help prepare students for studying and/or working abroad or working for multi-national companies in our highly interconnected, digitised world.
• Introduction to Computer Science – provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.
• Introduction to Programming – exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.
• Foundation Mathematics – This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

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