Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC)

Level 3 Diploma in Business (L3DC)

The NCC Education Level 3 Diploma is an Applied General qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate key transferable study skills, mathematical competency, and applied cultural understanding, especially in the area of digital culture, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of computer programming.

In addition, successful candidates will fulfill the main entry requirements for the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) or Level 4 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM), as well as opening up opportunities to access a range of higher education courses or employment.

Examples of higher education opportunities include, but are not limited to, progressing to university degrees in:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Networking Systems
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Computer Forensics and Security

Examples of employment opportunities include roles such as:

  • IT Helpdesk Professional
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • IT Support Technician and Computer Service
  • Repair Technician

The Level 3 Diploma in Computing syllabus and assessment is suitable for students aged 16-19 as well as adult learners.

  • Study and Presentation Skills 
  • Digital World 
  • Introduction to Computer Science 
  • Introduction to Programming with Python 
  • Mathematical Skills for Computing 

For entry into the NCC Education L3DC qualification, Students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed their GCSE/IGCSE ‘O’ Levels or an equivalent* qualification in their own country and passed 4 subjects with minimum grades of ‘C’, ‘4’ or equivalent* in each. English and Mathematics should be included in these minimum grades.  
  • In instances where a student achieves a lower score in Mathematics, they will be required to pass the Mathematics pre-assessment test set by the center and achieve the minimum mark.**  
  • Students who do not have a GCSE/IGCSE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent at a ‘C’ ‘4’ in English, must have a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. Alternatively, students must take and pass the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test 

Students who complete the Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC) can:

  • Enroll in the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC), equivalent to Year 1 of a UK bachelor’s degree.


  • Choose where to study in the world.