Free cookie consent management tool by TermsFeed Free Privacy Policy Generator

Search Courses


Programme overview


12 months


Full Time




April, September, January

Qualification Number 



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.

Course Details

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the NCC Education L3DC qualification, 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. 
  • The Level 3 Diploma in Computing syllabus and assessment is suitable for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners. 

English Requirements

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 by our Accredited Partner Centres.


NCC qualifications at Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

Qualification Structure

NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (RQF), 60 credits, all at RQF Level 3. Total Qualification Time 600 hours Guided Learning Hours 305 hours. Candidates must pass all 5 Units to be awarded the L3 Diploma in Computing certificate.

Mandatory Units

  • Study and Communication Skills (20 credits) 
  • Foundation Mathematics (10 credits) 
  • Culture Studies (10 credits) 
  • Introduction to Computer Science (10 Credits) 
  • Introduction to Programming (10 Credits) 

Duration and Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 6 months for full-time study. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Assessment and Verification

All assessment for the qualification is intended to allow candidates to demonstrate they have met the relevant Learning Outcomes. More over NCC Education’s assessment is appropriate to the assessment criteria as stated in this specification and is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains consistent with the specification.


Students that complete the Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC) can: 

  • Enrol onto the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC), equivalent to Year 1 of a UK bachelor’s degree. 
  • Choose where to study in the world. Check our progression page to view the latest university progression routes. 

Apply Now

Partners & Accreditations

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry
cyber essentials certified