Oxfordian college is offering NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) is a regulated qualification under Ofqual, forming the inaugural year of a comprehensive Computing/IT degree pathway. This qualification, inclusive of specialisms, is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree in the UK university system. It provides students with a unique opportunity to cultivate critical thinking and study skills, not only within the computing realm but also in the context of business, achieving a harmonious balance between academic and vocational subjects.
The L4DC qualification equips students with the essential knowledge required within the computing industry, enabling them to apply these skills to various IT-related functions. Successful completion opens doors for students to progress to NCC Education’s Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC) offered within Oxfordian College which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor’s degree. Alternatively, students can seamlessly transition to a university or pursue a fulfilling career in the dynamic IT industry.
Endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) in England as a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ), the L4DC qualification attests to its high standard and recognition within the educational landscape.
Students study L4DC must study the following eight core units:
• Skills for Computing – This module provides essential skills required by computing students. The skills taught include study, presentation, report-writing and data handling skills. It will prepare students for successful outcomes in their studies and provide them with skills that can be applied in the workplace.
• Computer Networks – This module helps students to develop a good understanding of basic theory and useful practical skills of networking and communication that are vital in today’s connected world.
• Computer Systems – This module 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 – This module provides students with the practical skills required in website design such as understanding of mark-up languages, style sheets, design techniques and testing.
• Databases – This module provides students with thorough training in practical techniques for the design and development of database systems and develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.
• Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programmes – This module provides students with a thorough grounding in programming methods, and a detailed knowledge of developing programs using C#.
• Software Development Techniques – This module addresses the wider issues of software development together with a language-independent survey of useful data structures and algorithms.
• Office Solutions Development – This module teaches students to develop practical skills in the automation of common office applications to support a variety of tasks.
More information: https://www.nccedu.com/qualifications/computing/ncc-education-level-4-diploma-in-computing-l4dc/
After your NCC Level 4 & 5 the following universities guarantee a place to NCC students.
▪ Bangor University
▪ Birmingham City University
▪ Carroll University
▪ Liverpool Hope University
▪ National College of Ireland
Applications may be subject to minimum entry requirements. Oxfordian College however provides guidance and counselling to its students for this exclusively.
In addition, students may choose to apply to other universities of choice.
More information: https://www.nccedu.com/university-progression/