Level 3 in Computing Diploma

The Level 3 in Computing Diploma (L3DC) is a comprehensive qualification that introduces students to the field of computing and prepares them for higher education or entry-level careers in the industry.

Entry Requirements:

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed their GCSE/IGCSE ‘O’ Levels or an equivalent* qualification in their own country and passed 5 subjects with minimum grades of ‘C’, ‘4’ or equivalent* in each. These should include Mathematics and English.


  • Have a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent for students whose first language is not English. Alternatively, students can take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test which is administered at our centre.

  • Where a student doesn’t have a GCSE Mathematics qualification at grades C/4 or equivalent*, they can take the free NCC mathematics placement test administered at out centre.

* We will need to make a decision for any equivalency decision (both qualification equivalency and grade equivalency) pertaining to any enrolments via non-GCSE or non-standard routes.


Option 1
Next intake:

September 2024

Option 2
Next intake:

January 2025


Option 1 – Full Academic Year – (9 months term time)

Option 2 – 6-months – Fast Track


Option 1

UK students – £9,250

International Students £13,500

Option 2

UK students – £4,500

International Students £7,500

Application Fees (non-refundable)
Fees payable upon successful enrolment.
*Includes application fees.


5-15 students per classroom

Qualification Structure

To complete the qualification a student must study and pass units to the total of 60 credits.


Core Units for all Students
Study and Presentation Skills
Digital World
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Programming with Python (20 Credits)
Mathematical Skills for Computing
(10 Credits)
(10 Credits)
(10 Credits)
(20 Credits)
(10 Credits)

Embark on a journey to mastering the fundamentals of computing with our NCC Education's Approved Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC), a comprehensive program designed to provide you with a solid foundation in essential computing concepts and practical skills, preparing you for further academic pursuits or entry-level careers in the ever-evolving tech industry.

Why Complete the Level 3 in Computing with BHA


Academic Readiness

The curriculum is meticulously structured to bridge the gap between the GCSEs and the demands of UK universities. This ensures that when students step into a British university, they are not only acquainted with the academic standards but are also well-equipped to excel.


Language Proficiency

English language skills are not just essential; they are critical for success in the UK. The diploma includes intensive English language training, ensuring that students can articulate their ideas eloquently and comprehend complex academic material.


FREE Maths and English GCSE

Alongside delivering the Level 3 in Computing course to our students, any students who have not achieved a minimum of Grade C/4 in both GCSE English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent*, will be offered the chance to prepare and take their GCSEs examinations in these two subjects. Where a student has achieved these grades they can opt to retake these for a better grade OR can opt out altogether.

This is included at no additional costs for ALL students in the academic year 2024-2025.


Personalised Pathways

Each student is unique, and so are their academic goals. The NCC Accredited Level 3 in Computing offers seamless transition to various level 4 courses in Computing. Check out our guaranteed progression into level 4 computing qualifications today!


Global Network

By joining this program, students become part of a global community. It’s an opportunity to network with peers from around the world, fostering relationships that can lead to multinational collaborations in the future.

How this course prepares students

Skills Development

Skills Development

Critical thinking, research, and academic writing are skills honed during the course. Such skills are not just valuable in academia but are highly sought after by employers worldwide.

University Progression

University Progression

The diploma often has strong ties with UK universities, providing a smoother transition for students. There is guaranteed progression onto our level 4 computing courses here at Beyond Horizons Academy.

Supportive Environment

Supportive Environment

This institution prides itself in the supportive atmosphere provided to all learners. You will be given support and guidance not only from your lecturers, but also from our careers team to ensure you have seamless progression in your education endeavours.

Career Insights

Career Insights

Examples of employment opportunities include roles in:

  • IT Helpdesk Professional
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • IT Support Technician and Computer Service
  • Repair Technician

Seamless Progression To Higher Education courses

After completing the Level 3 in Computing, students can move on to a diverse range of computing programs. Some of these might include:

Progress to Universities in the United Kingdom and Internationally to complete courses such as:

Progress to Universities in the United Kingdom and Internationally to complete courses such as:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BA Accounting & Finance and Computer Science
  • BA Accounting & Finance and Information Technology
  • BA Business Management and Computer Science
  • BA Business Management and Information Technology
  • BA Computer Science and Law
  • BA Computer Science and Psychology
  • BA Information Technology and Law
  • BA Information Technology and Marketing

Academic Progression

Successful completion of the Level 3 in Computing allows students to progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) courses* with Beyond Horizons Academy or apply for the first year of a university degree program in a related field.. For further details see the What Next? University Progression brochure here: https://www.nccedu.com/university-progression/

*Check out our level 4 in computing diplomas.

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