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What will I learn?

The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) is a one-year pre-university qualification which includes a significant amount of English language teaching. The qualification is designed to provide students with an entry route to UK or overseas universities courses, or progression on to the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business or Business Information Technology.

The qualification aims to improve students’ general and academic English language ability, enhance their study skills and cultural understanding and equip them with the language and skills to go on to academic study in English in the fields of computing, engineering, and business at a suitable level.

To complete the qualification a student must study and pass eight modules, consisting of six core modules and two elective modules.

Delivery Model

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-4 hour sessions.

Module Synopsis

  • Advanced English language skills
  • Culture studies
  • Developing English language skills
  • English for academic purposes
  • Foundation mathematics
  • Study and communication skills
  • Further mathematics
  • Introduction to computer science
  • Introduction to programming
  • Physics

Graduation requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF) awarded by NCC Education.

Progression pathway

On successful completion of the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (RQF), the qualification allows candidates entry to the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (RQF) or NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (RQF) or NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (RQF), or enables candidates to pursue a career in the business or IT industry.

Which department am I in?

Informatics Academy

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$15,408.00 (8,70,017) per year
Student Pass Processing And Administrative Fees: SG $321
Start date

Expected June, September, December 2022

Venue

Informatics Academy

100 Victoria Street,

#13-01/02 National Library Building,

188064, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must satisfy the following requirements: Minimum Age: 16; Academic Qualifications: 1 GCE ‘O’ Level passes; OR NITEC or Higher NITEC; OR an international qualification which is equivalent to secondary education deemed approved by NCC Education. English Language: IELTS min score of 4.5 or above; OR GCE ‘O’ Level D7 or above; OR Have the required minimum result in the NCC Education Standard English Placement Test (SEPT).

For international students

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Academic Qualifications:

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ Level passes; OR
  • NITEC or Higher NITEC; OR
  • An international qualification which is equivalent to secondary education deemed approved by NCC Education.

English Language:

  • IELTS min score of 4.5 or above; OR
  • GCE 'O' Level D7 or above; OR
  • Have the required minimum result in the NCC Education Standard English Placement Test (SEPT)
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