Level 3 Diploma
(Equivalent to Foundation & A levels)

Level 3 Diploma
(Equivalent to Foundation & A levels)

What is a Foundation course?

If you are a student finishing your secondary school IGCSE or WAEC exams, and would like to take your first degree in the UK, you will need to study this foundation course,a one-year preparation course for international students for entry into UK University undergraduate course.

Foundation Course Types:

Foundation courses prepare you for a variety of subjects such as business, finance and management, computing, law, art and design, engineering, social science, medicine, science and pharmacy, media and humanities.
The Level 3 Course is a 120 credit course, which is equivalent to 2 A levels. The course is made up of 6 modules and 6 written assignments. This course provides entry onto the first year of Undergraduate Degree course, or a Level 4 course.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have successfully completed secondary school education, learners would generally be aged 16 or above.
Must have one of the following:

  • 5 or more IGCSEs, GCSE or WAEC at grades C and above( Maths and English Mandatory)
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

Core Subjects

Developing English Language Skills
30 Credits
Advanced English Language Skills
20 Credits
English for Academic Purposes
10 Credits
Study and Communication Skills
20 Credits
Culture Studies
10 Credits
Foundation Mathematics
10 Credits

A further two units must be taken from a choice of five electives:

Introduction to Computer Science
10 Credits
Introduction to Programming
10 Credits
Introduction to Business
10 Credits
Introduction to Accounting and Economics
10 Credits
Further Mathematics
10 Credits


Assessments for all units will be offered in a minimum of four assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are assessed by either written examination or assignment. A unit is passed when an overall mark of 40% or more is achieved.


The qualification is designed to be studied full-time over one academic year or part-time over two to three years.

Total Qualification Time 120 credits (1200 hours)

Candidates must pass all core Units and two electives units to be awarded the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies certificate.

Delivery Method:

The qualification is taught face-to-face, physical and online through lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Academic Progression:

Upon successful completion of the L3IFDHES, candidates can:
  • Apply to one of the over 70 universities including the UK, Australia, Canada and the
  • USA.which directly recognize the L3IFDHES
  • Apply for guaranteed entry route with UK universities Continue on to one of the Education Degree Pathways – Level 4

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Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES)

An Ofqual regulated pre-university qualification designed to facilitate your successful transition to undergraduate study

The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is a one-year pre-university program that has been meticulously developed by UK academics to prepare students for undergraduate studies. This Ofqual regulated qualification equips learners with the essential academic knowledge and skills required for successful progression to degree programs at prestigious universities worldwide.

  • Comprehensive academic preparation forundergraduate studies
  • Development ofcritical thinking, research, and communication skills
  • Access to a wide range of subject-specific pathways, including business, engineering, and computer science
  • Recognition by numerous universities in the UK and around the globe

NCC Level 3 Diploma in Computing

NCC Level 3 Diploma in Computing focuses on:

  • Developing a solid foundation in computer systems, software, and programming languages such as Python, Java, and C#.
  • Gaining expertise in web development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Understanding networking fundamentals and learning how to design and manage databases.
  • Acquiring IT support and troubleshooting skills.
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Course Content: The Level 3 Diploma in Computing covers various aspects of computing, including programming, web development, networking, data management, and IT support. Key modules include:
    • Computer Systems and Software
    • Programming (Python, Java, C#)
    • Web Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
    • Networking Fundamentals
    • Database Design and Management
    • IT Support and Troubleshooting

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  • Learning financial management and accounting techniques.
  • Delving into human resource management and operations management.
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills and learning about small business management.
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Course Content: The Level 3 Diploma in Business covers essential business concepts and skills, including management, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. Key modules include:
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    • Marketing Principles and Practices
    • Financial Management and Accounting
    • Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

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  • University of Oxford
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University

Harvard University

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