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NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)

Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) makes up the first year of the NCC Education degree journey. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree in the UK university system.

You will be given the opportunity to develop essential thinking and study skills, not only within the computing domain, but also within the context of business through a balance of academic and vocational subjects. The qualification will allow you to understand and enter the computing profession with the necessary knowledge expected within the industry and the ability to apply the skills to a range of IT-related functions.

On successful completion of the qualification you will be able to embark on NCC Education's Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC), which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor's degree, transfer to a university or pursue a career in the IT industry.


One year (Full time)

Entry Requirements

  • 1 pass in the Advanced Level examination with C passes for English Language and Mathematics in the Ordinary Level examination.
  • NCC International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Gateway Graduate School.


You must study the following eight core units:
  • Skills for Computing 
  • Computer Networks 
  • Computer Systems
  • Designing and Developing a Website 
  • Databases 
  • Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programs
  • Software Development Techniques
  • Office Solutions Development

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of NCC Education's Level 4 Diploma in Computing you will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of computing systems. You will also be competent in the development, testing and maintenance of software and database systems which will allow you to implement effective strategies for research and lifelong learning.

Academic Progression

The qualification allows students entry to either the NCC Level 5 Diploma in Computing , (which is equivalent to the second year of a UK Bachelor's degree), or the second year of many UK university degree courses, or enables you to pursue a career in the IT industry.

Contact Details

Head Office

  • No 01 , 36th Lane
    (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya),
    Colombo 08.
    Telephone: +94112695103, +94112695107
    Contact Person/s:
    Rushika de Silva, Imeshi Kandumulla
    E-mail: info@gatewaygraduateschool.com

Kandy Branch

  • No- 496, Peradeniya Road,
    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Telephone: +94812203377