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> 1. Getting started! (Enrolment and study)

What is an NCC Education centre and can I study directly at NCC Education?

An NCC Education centre is a college, school or university that has signed up to offer and teach and assess our qualifications. All centres undergo strict approval procedures and must meet all of our high standards before we allow them to offer our qualifications. NCC Education works very closely with our centres and we have built trusted working relationships that have been developed over many years (some of our centres have been with us for more than 20 years).

NCC Education is an awarding body not a teaching site. We are based in Manchester (UK) with three regional offices. All students wishing to study for our qualifications will sign up to study at one of our centres, where specially trained and approved staff are appointed to administer and teach the qualifications set by NCC Education.

What are the Entry Requirements?

The entry requirements vary depending on the qualification you are interested in can be found under the relevant section of the ‘Our Qualifications’ area of the website. If you are uncertain, or your qualification is not listed please contact the NCC Education centre you are interested in joining for more information and advice.

How can I apply for exemptions on NCC Education qualifications?

Your centre will need to supply this request in writing with copies of all details of your previous qualifications, such as syllabi and any certificates issued. In some cases we may already be aware of instances where exemptions can be given, and in these cases the process should be very short and simple.

All exemption requests must be made prior to you sitting your first assessment and a full breakdown of the exemption process and common exemptions can be found here.

All exemption requests must be processed through your NCC Education centre.

How long does will it take me to complete my qualification?

This can vary; the majority of students take one year to complete most of our qualifications (based on full-time learning). Students aiming to achieve a degree, for example, will typically (depending on their existing qualifications) begin their education at Level 4 (Diploma Level) and then spend three years studying for their degree qualification. At the end of this journey you will then be awarded your degree directly from the awarding UK University that validates your course.


Students may also study part time, which enables our students to be employed whilst they study. Please contact your NCC Education centre to discuss the options available to you. They will have more detailed information on how the course is run including timetables and time scales etc.


One of the key benefits of studying an NCC Education qualification is that we will award our students with an individual and recognised qualification at the end of each year (our Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas, for example). This is unlike students who study directly at a UK university who typically must complete the full three years before they can achieve a qualification.

The benefit of this is that our students can choose to enter into employment at any stage using their qualifications gained at NCC Education and can then choose to return at a later date to continue with their education.

When can I start studying for my qualification?

Following registration with your NCC Education centre you will be advised on start dates for your qualification by your centre.

What is NCC Education?

NCC Education is a regulated UK Awarding Body and a global provider of British education. We provide the complete education solution to over 200 centres worldwide. By working in partnership with centres and universities we provide students with affordable qualifications in Business and IT, from foundation through to degree and master's level.

I would like to know a little bit more about NCC Education’s history and values

That’s easy, just visit our ‘About Us’ section of the website.

Who are NCC Education qualifications for?

Everyone. At NCC Education we firmly believe that education should be accessible to everyone who wishes to gain an education and improve their skills and employability. NCC Education qualifications are open to school students, senior middle school graduates, diploma holders, working professionals and people from all walks of life; it all depends on the level of qualification you would like to study.

So, how can I register?

We have made our registration process as simple as possible for you. All students register through one of our NCC Education centres, which are located all over the world – our centres have trained and dedicated staff that can assist and guide you through every stage of your registration process. To find your nearest centre please visit the ‘Find a Centre’ section of our website. This allows you to see our centres, where they are located, the qualifications they run and their contact details.

Once you have found a centre providing the qualification you wish to study please contact them directly to enquire about how to begin the registration process and get started.


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