Level 4 in Computing & Level 4 in Computing with Business Management Diplomas

The Level 4 in Computing Diploma (L4DC) and the Level 4 in Computing with Business Management Diploma (L4DC BM) are comprehensive qualification that are equivalent the first year of a Computing/ IT degree in the UK university system.

Entry Requirements:

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

Either one of the following:

  • Holders of the NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES).
  • Holders of the NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing Diploma (L3DC) (RQF).
  • Holders of any local or international qualification deemed to be a similar level to either L3DC or L3IFDHES.
  • Holders of one ‘A’ level or equivalent or an appropriate School Leaver’s certificate deemed to be of a similar level passed and approved by NCC Education.
  • Mature students, able to demonstrate over two years’ relevant work experience and have an ‘O’ Level/GCSE/iGCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

For candidates whose first language is not English:

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

OR

  • GCSE/iGCSE ‘O’ Level English ‘C’ ‘4’ or equivalent*

OR

  • Alternatively, students can take and pass the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, at our 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.

START DATE

Upcoming Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

COURSE LENGTH

1 Academic year – (9 months term time)

COURSE FEES

UK Students
£9,250
Application Fees (non-refundable)
£250
1st term -
£4500
2nd term -
£4500
International Students
£13,500
Application Fees (non-refundable)
£250
1st term -
£7000
2nd term -
£6250
CLASS SIZE

CLASS SIZE

5-15 students per classroom

Qualification Structure

To complete the qualification a student must study and pass units to the total of 120 credits. For the Level 4 in Computing Diploma, a student will study 5 Core Units and 3 Mandatory specialist units.  For the Level 4 in Computing with Business Management Diploma, a student will study 4 Core units, 3 mandatory specialists units and one Elective unit from the choices given below. All students must study a total of 8 units and pass them all to progress.

UNITS

Core Units for Level 4 in Computing (L4DC)
Algorithms and Mathematical Concepts for Computing
Computer Networks
Computer Systems
Databases
Front End Web Development
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
Core Units for Level 4 in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM)
Computer Networks
Computer Systems
Databases
Front End Web Development
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
Mandatory Specialist Units for Level 4 in Computing (L4DC)
Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design
Software Engineering
Designing and Developing Object Oriented Computer Programmes
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
Mandatory Specialist Units for Level 4 in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM)
eBusiness
Understanding Business Organisation
Essentials of Management
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
Elective Specialist Units for Level 4 in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM)
Algorithms and Mathematical Concepts for Computing
Software Engineering
Designing and Developing Object Oriented Computer Programmes
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)
(15 Credits)

Unlock your potential in the dynamic world of computing with our NCC Education's approved Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) or Level 4 in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM), comprehensive programmes designed to equip you with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Why Complete the Level 4 in Computing with BHA

Globally Recognized Qualification

The curriculum is meticulously structured to meet the demands of UK universities, regulated by Ofqual and mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework, assuring quality and credibility recognized by top employers and universities globally.

Practical Embedded curriculum

Balance of theory and practice with academic learning complemented by applied, vocational training for a holistic skills upgrade.

Pathway to Higher Education

Successful completion allows progression to NCC Education’s Level 5 Diplomas, equivalent to the second year of a UK university computing degree. Alternatively progress onto year 2 of internationally renowned universities.

Accomplished Faculty

Experienced computing faculty and purposeful delivery to ensure you receive the very best training to become successful in today’s competitive employment market.

How this course prepares students

Development of Technical Skills

Development of Technical Skills

The course covers essential technical areas such as algorithms, computer networks, databases, web development, and software engineering. These skills are fundamental for various IT roles and ensure that students are equipped to handle technical challenges in the workplace.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

By engaging in coursework that includes designing and developing object-oriented programs, students enhance their ability to address loosely defined problems, which fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Project Management and Teamwork

Project Management and Teamwork

Students learn about project management, risk assessment, quality management, and teamwork through dedicated coursework. These skills are invaluable for managing projects effectively and collaborating with others, which are essential attributes in any professional setting.

Career Insights

Career Insights

Examples of employment opportunities include roles in:

  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • E-Business Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Tester
  • System Administrator

Seamless Progression To Higher Education courses

After completing the Level 4 in Computing, students can move on to a diverse range of computing programs. Some of these might include:

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

Progress to the second year in 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 4 Diplomas allows students to progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Computing courses* with Beyond Horizons Academy or apply for the Second 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 5 in computing diplomas.

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