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NCC Education Announce New Partnership With UCLan

21 February, 2013

NCC Education is delighted to announce a new partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for the online BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and Information Systems.

NCC Education is excited to embark on the new partnership with UCLan, which is a prestigious and high-quality university, and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our valuable Accredited Partner Centres and their students. UCLan commended NCC Education in several areas, including the quality of our online resources, and strategies to develop learning and teaching.

“ The University of Central Lancashire is delighted to partner with NCC Education to offer their BSc Business Computing and Information Systems top-up, ” said Barbara McManus, Associate Head of the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science at UCLan “ The new partnership will provide students with the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge and experience in order to secure their desired vocation or to go on to further education. We believe, like us, that NCC Education are committed to a quality student experience and we look forward to working with them over the coming years. ”

“ NCC Education is excited about our new partnership with UCLan and we are very much looking forward to working closely with the university and building a successful relationship, ” said Janette Lister, Collaborations Manager, NCC Education.

“ UCLan is a world ranked university and we are certain that our Accredited Partner Centres and their students’ will greatly benefit from this new partnership and the new online IT degree top-up programme. ”

Why is the University of Central Lancashire top-up a fantastic option for our students?

  • The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is ranked 46 in the Guardian league tables for Computer Sciences and IT. UCLan is a world-ranked, globally recognised university.
  • In the 2010 Times Higher Education (THE) awards, UCLan was shortlisted for Entrepreneurial University of the Year. In the 2012 THE awards, UCLan was shortlisted in the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category. These awards recognise universities which uphold, and exceed, the standard of excellence expected in the UK.
  • The University of Central Lancashire was the first modern university to enter the QS rankings in 2010, highlighting their growing international reputation. Recently, the QS Stars Development Road Map was launched to showcase the broader quality of institutions and help them to stand out in their particular areas of excellence. Overall, UCLan has been awarded four out of the maximum five stars. Within the sub-areas which make up the overall grading, UCLan has been awarded the maximum of five stars for teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation and engagement.
  • All students from NCC Education applying for a postgraduate course of study at UCLan shall be entitled to a scholarship to the equivalent of 20% of the full tuition fee for the postgraduate programme.
  • Students who complete their third year of the top-up will receive the same certificate as if they had studied all three years of the programme at UCLan.
  • All the module leaders are experienced UK higher education academics and specialists in the fields they are delivering.

What changes have been made to the programme?

  • The top-up now contains four 20 credit modules and a 40 credit project module rather than the previous version which contained eight 15 credit modules. Students will therefore have fewer assessments to take, and will be able to focus more on each model. Many UK universities have adopted this model, especially in the third year, as students are able to build upon the knowledge gained in their previous years of study.
  • This is a brand new programme; students can be assured they are studying the very latest in subject knowledge and content.
  • Introductory tutorial videos provide students with the opportunity to see each of their module leaders and hear about their professional skills and experience, heightening the learning experience.
  • The presentation of the programme has been totally revamped; from the video lectures, to the layout on Campus, to the online tutorials. The cleaner, more modern formats will enhance usability and student satisfaction.
  • Students will complete non-assessed formative assessments to aid revision and provide valuable feedback on their progress. Each tutorial will also provide a new interactive, quiz-style element for students to work through and check their understanding.


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