(One Plus Two Model)
Gateway Graduate School (GGS) offers the NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Computing as a qualification equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme in Computing and Information Technology related fields. The NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing is also available as an accelerated programme for students completing their Advanced Level studies at Gateway Colleges and other schools in Sri Lanka. The programme comprises 120 Credits. It is developed as per the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) of UK and is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in England. As such, it is internationally recognised as equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme in subjects pertaining to Computing and Information Technology.
Upon the successful completion of the NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing, students will have the option of progressing onto a number of universities in Australia, UK and Ireland with whom NCC Education has direct progression agreements to pursue their degree year two studies (http://www.nccedu.com/become-a-student/university-progression/). Alternatively, after the successful completion of the NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing, students can pursue and complete their full degree studies under two years in Sri Lanka to earn a BSc (Hons) Computing degree from Teesside University.* This option will enable our students to earn a reputed international degree, which is designed to incorporate industry-relevant and futuristic technological and design skills, at affordable fees in Sri Lanka.
Duration of The Programme and Intakes
There will be two intakes every year: January and September
The Units (Modules) Offered
The units (modules) offered in the NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing provide a comprehensive framework of knowledge, understanding and skills in both traditional and contemporary subjects related to Computing and Information Technology:
Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
- A minimum of one Advanced Level subject plus a minimum of grades C for the subjects of Mathematics and English at OLs/IGCSEs.
- The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by Gateway Graduate School
Academic Progression Opportunities
Below is the sample list of universities to which you can progress upon successful completion of your NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing studies with Gateway Graduate School:
An innovative university based out of Melbourne, Australia.
- Bachelor of Information Technology
A dynamic and rapidly growing higher education institution in Ireland offering cutting edge degree programmes in Computing.
- BSc in Computing – Computer Security and Digital Forensics
- BSc in Computing – Computer Games Development
- BSc in Computing – Computing, Mobile and Cloud Technologies
- BSc in Computing – Applied Computing
An internationally reputed British university, established in the 19th century.
- BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems
An outward looking British university based out of London.
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
- BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
Students complete their BSc (Hons) Computing degree with GGS in Sri Lanka in two years’ time after the
- BSc (Hons) Computing
Please note: In addition to the academic conditions, students may be required by the above universities to produce evidence of their English language proficiency.
The NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing is an accredited qualification on its own. It has been developed as per the National Occupational Standards (NOS) of the UK and as such has a very strong vocational emphasis in terms of its learning outcomes. Students who successfully complete the programme can use it to enhance their professional portfolio and ensure that they present it as an additional qualification to their potential employers in Sri Lanka and abroad.
The Gateway organisation is well-connected with the industry and we have provided internship opportunities to our students in the past at leading firms in Sri Lanka such as the Hatton National Bank. We can support you to undertake a short internship with one of the leading companies in Sri Lanka as an extension of your NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing studies. This provision will support you in developing your employment prospects when you go abroad for further studies.
It must be noted that internships cannot be guaranteed as they are always competitive. The final decision on the selection of interns will be taken by the employers. As such, students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking and obtaining their own placement and show flexibility with their target companies. If you choose to undertake an internship you will be provided with an internship tutor. These members of staff are there to provide support and guidance if you are thinking about this option.
The NCC Level 4 Diploma in Computing is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world with exemptions equivalent to the first year’s degree studies.