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NCC Education

NCC Education is a global provider of education and assessment solutions. For over 40 years, NCC Education has provided students with the opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications by studying at one of the global network of Accredited Partner Centres.


Originally part of the National Computing Centre, NCC Education started offering IT qualifications in 1976 and since 1997, expanded its higher education portfolio to include Foundation and Business programmes. Today NCC Education is a leading provider of educational products and services, which facilitate the procurement of international qualifications in a range of subjects at every level, including IT and Business.

International Qualifications  

In partnership with over 350 education centres in 49 countries, we help students develop the skills and knowledge required to access a rewarding career. NCC Education's international qualifications are recognized and accepted globally by leading universities worldwide, allowing students access to degree courses at selected overseas universities.

NCC Education provides a wide range of qualifications from school level to the International Degree Pathway in Business and IT, which takes students from Foundation to Masters Level. NCC Education also offers professional development qualifications for lifelong learners. All programmes for international qualifications are taught and assessed in English,

Internationally recognized qualification

NCC Education's students benefit from unrivalled support and improved academic and career opportunities, from examination advice and direct contact with UK university professors, to scholarships and career guidance.

NCC Education works closely with universities to offer students an affordable way of gaining an internationally recognized qualification. All our qualifications are registered within the UK Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) handbook.

Programme Outline

> Foundation

International Foundation Year (IFY)

IFY is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking entry to a university Batchelor's programme, or the NCC Education International Diplomas in Business or Computing. For students looking to access higher education degree courses and beyond, the programme provides the practical and academic skills, which are needed for entry onto further study programmes overseas.

International Certificate in Computer Studies (ICCS)

ICCS is an introduction to Computing and Business with a practical approach to basic computer principles and competence. This course aims to provide students with effective and practical Business oriented IT skills, enabling them to make a real contribution at the workplace,

English Language Framework (ELF)

This is a six-level course, taking students from beginner to advanced levels of English. Teaching materials are designed specially for academic study. The programme is designed to raise the level of English language skills quickly and comprehensively and is an ideal supplement to any NCC Education programme. By studying this programme, students are able to take the LCCIEB ELSA Test recognized by over 30 universities in the UK, as an alternative to IELTS.

> Business International Degree Pathway

Year 1

International Diploma in Business (IDB)

The first stage of NCC Education's Degree Pathway is available to students across the world who want to obtain an internationally recognized business qualification, which sets them on the path to successful employment in the growing world of Business.

Year 2

International Advanced Diploma in Business (IADB)

The second stage of the three-year Degree Pathway builds on the Diploma in Business and is designed to equip students across the world with the knowledge and skills required to effectively progress in their career, Students will cover a range of key Business elements including Finance, Management and Marketing.

Year 3

BSc (Hons) Business Administration awarded by the University of Wales (BSc BA)

Stage three is a top-up degree for Business students aimed at producing graduates who are empowered with the skills and knowledge sought by employers in today's competitive global workplace. Students can study locally to achieve a degree that is recognized globally and awarded by a top, prestigious university in the UK. Career opportunities include working in the Accountancy, Human Resources, Marketing and Management sectors. For more information visit

> Professional Development Qualifications in Sales and Marketing awarded by The Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) UK and NCC Education

The ISMM qualifications in Sales and Marketing for students and professionals provide an appropriate and accessible international professional qualification covering the basics of Sales and Marketing, as well as important presentation and communication skills that are widely used within these professions. This educational pathway can take students from Certificate Level upwards, with the potential for progression to Masters Level.

> IT International Degree Pathway

Year 1

International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS)

The first stage in NCC Education's pathway is aimed at students seeking undergraduate entry onto an International IT Degree Pathway The first year blends the best in technical, communication and business skills to create well-rounded IT professionals, making NCC Education graduates attractive to employers.

Year 2

International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies (IADCS)

The second stage of the three-year degree pathway builds on the Diploma in Computer Studies. If you already have previous IT experience, the International Advanced Diploma has a strong professional element, focusing on analytical and business skills, This course helps students to analyze and develop computer-based systems and to demonstrate a better understanding of IT management principles, resulting in greater choice of career opportunities.  

Upon successful completion of this programme, students can gain access to the second and third year of degree courses at highly respected universities worldwide.

Year 3

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (BCIS) awarded by London Metropolitan University

Stage three of the International Degree Pathway is open to International Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates. This programme provides students with the appropriate methods and knowledge to design, implement, and manage computer and information systems. The qualification is awarded by London Metropolitan University.


Year 3

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (BCIS) awarded by the University of Wales

As in stage three of the International Degree Pathway students can choose to study for a degree awarded by the University of Wales, The programme prepares students for the employment challenges within the IT sector and equips them with a blend of technical IT skills and business knowledge that will prepare them to successfully meet the challenges of varying Senior Management IT roles,


Year 3

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (BCIS) awarded by Nottingham University Open to International Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates, this programme builds on the basic skills developed, enabling students to make a significant contribution to an employer in a commercial environment. The course is delivered through the University of Nottingham,



BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing and Internet Systems (BCIS) awarded by University of Huddersfield

In stage three of the International Degree Pathway, students can choose to study locally and achieve a degree awarded by the University of Huddersfield. The programme focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills required of a computing professional who will be involved in the development of computer and internet based information systems,

> NCC Education Graduates are eligible to apply for admission at:

Anglia Ruskin University
De MontFort University
Kingston University London
Leeds Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Southampton Sclent University
Staffordshire University
Thames Valley University
University of Abertay Dundee
University of Bath
University of Bedfordshire
University of Brighton
University of Central England, Birmingham
University of East London
University of Essex
University of Glamorgan
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Northampton
University of Northumbria
University of Portsmouth
University of Salford
University of Sunderland
University of Teesside
University of York
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Wales, Lampeter
University of Westminster
University of the West of England
University of the Worcester

> Masters

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Business IT (PgD SBIT) awarded by NCC Education

The Postgraduate Diploma qualification is the first stage to a Masters qualification.

The programme extends graduates' knowledge of IT and prepares them for the demanding world of Business Management. It merges the practical world of Information Technology with theoretical business models, whilst offering students the best examples of working practice.

MSc in Strategic Business IT with the University of Portsmouth (MSc SBIT)

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, students can enroll for the one-year top-up Masters Degree in Strategic Business IT awarded by the University of Portsmouth, UK. This further enhances career prospects and develops the skills and knowledge required for senior Business roles worldwide, These qualifications demonstrate to employers that graduates are committed to a career in Business IT, and have the thorough knowledge, skills and abilities required to succeed.

> Professional Development in IT

Professional Certificate in Computer Forensics

Computers are increasingly being used to conduct crimes, due to the growth of the Internet and the proliferation of computer usage worldwide. This has created a need for computer forensics to investigate situations where computers have been used to commit crimes, or to identify where computer usage is not meeting corporate acceptable policies. The programme allows students to develop an understanding of computer forensics tools, investigation methods and analysis, as well as a working knowledge of hardware and operating systems to maximize success on projects,

Professional Certificate in Computer Forensics and Internet Security

With the unprecedented growth of the Internet, security has become a major issue for businesses, This has led to Internet Security becoming the fastest growing segment within IT. Today, computer forensics and internet security are two of the major challenges facing corporations of all sizes. The programme allows students to develop an understanding of the tools used in computer forensics, investigation methods and analysis, as well as the necessary skills to develop a security programme that will protect data and respond to threats posed by internet users.

Professional Certificate in Web Design

Due to the exponential growth of the Internet worldwide, many businesses are going online to offer their products and services. This has created a need for web designers to plan and develop well-designed websites that combine effective navigation with appropriate use of graphics, text and color. The programme allows students to develop the skills to create websites that enable users to access information quickly and easily regardless of browser type, connection speed, or computing platform.

> Computer Pioneers

The Computer Pioneers programme enables children to develop computing skills and to become confident in the use of ICT, from an early age, The programme has been carefully designed to maintain the interest of children and to ensure that the courses provide a sense of involvement and achievement. The programme is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 16. There are no formal entry requirements. Children can enter at any level of the course, suitable to their age and experience.

> NCC Education Campus

NCC Education Campus is the Global Learning Community for additional resources, networking and sharing of ideas, as well as accessing NCC Education's online learning environment. In addition to offering students a personalized environment, the NCC Education Campus allows students access to programme materials and a wide variety of support and services

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