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

Pre-university bridging programme


The NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is an Ofqual regulated qualification. It is a one-year pre-university qualification developed by UK academics to help you progress successfully to undergraduate study. 

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This pre-university bridging qualification is designed to provide an entry route to UK and international university courses, or progression onto the NCC Education Level 4 programmes.

 

  • The Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is a pre-university bridging qualification designed to provide an entry route to UK and international university courses.

    Improve your academic and general English Language skills to IELTS 6+. Choose from a range of elective units related to your chosen field of study in business, computing, health sciences, finance, or engineering. Enhance your study and research skills in preparation for success at degree level. 

  • Students that complete the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) can:

    • Enrol onto the following NCC Education programmes (equivalent to Year 1 of a UK bachelor’s degree):
      • Level 4 Diploma in Business (L4DB)
      • Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)
      • Level 4 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L4DC BM)

    OR

    • Choose where to study in the world

     

    NCC Education are recognised by over 80 universities and institutes in the UK, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the USA. Students are also eligible to apply to several international branch campuses, including campuses in China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, UAE, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

     

    View the latest university progression routes for available to students that complete the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES).

    If you need advice about progressing your study contact our customer services team via customer.service@nccedu.com.

  • For entry onto the NCC Education Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) qualification students must have successfully completed secondary school education.

    Students must also meet the English language entry requirements of:

    • IELTS minimum score of 4.5 or above

    OR

    • GCE ‘O’ Level English D7 or above
  • To complete the qualification a student must study and pass eight units.

    The qualification consists of six core units:

    • Developing English Language Skills – This module helps students to develop English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve one’s reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables student to acquire a broad range of knowledge which can be used to confidently and effectively communicate in English. It guides students through Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels of English language study.
    • Advanced English Language Skills – This module enables a student to put into practice the language acquired and develop this into an advanced user of English. Students will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending the knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.
    • English for Academic Purposes – This module helps students to develop the understanding and use of key linguistic skills where necessary to engage effectively in an academic environment.
    • Study and Communication Skills – This module equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures to your studies.
    • Culture StudiesThis module will enable students to gain awareness and increased understanding of other cultures and their own alongside the impact of a more digitised world on those cultures. The content aims to help students to define and describe the concept of culture and use this as a framework to critically analyse their own and other cultures. Students will be able to apply their understanding of culture to other aspects of their course and to their plans for further study and work. 
    • Foundation Mathematics – This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

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

    • Introduction to Computer Science – This module provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.
    • Introduction to Programming – This module exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic, to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.
    • Introduction to Business – This module provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organisation of businesses. Students become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.
    • Introduction to Accounting and Economics – This module introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements.
    • Further Mathematics – This module provides students with an understanding of different mathematical concepts and ideas, building on the work covered in the Foundation Mathematics module. It will allow students to develop further algebraic techniques on a broad range of mathematical topics, building towards area often seen and used in university courses.
    • Physics – This module equips students with a fundamental background of the principles of physics. It focuses on Newton’s mechanics, electrostatics and electrodynamics. The principles of thermal physics and magnetism are also introduced.
    • Chemistry – This module enables you to gain an understanding of the three main branches of chemistry: inorganic, physical and organic. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated using several practical laboratory sessions.
    • Biology – This module introduces the fundamental ideas of how the human body works. Starting with the cell as the building blocks of life and the looking at each of the major body systems. The purpose of this to give the underpinning knowledge which will prepare students to study health related subjects at higher levels.
  • 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.

     

    Past papers and sample assessments:

    Developing English Language Skills

    View a Sample Listening Mark Scheme here.

    View a Sample Speaking Assessment here.
    View a Sample Speaking Mark Scheme here.

    View a Sample Written Assessment here.
    View a Sample Written Mark Scheme here.

    Advanced English Language Skills

    View a Sample Listening Mark Scheme here.

    View a Sample Speaking Assessment here.
    View a Sample Speaking Mark Scheme here.

    View a Sample Written Assessment here.
    View a Sample Written Mark Scheme here.

    English for Academic Purposes

    View a Sample Assessment here.
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Study and Communications Skills

    View a Sample Assessment here.
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Culture Studies

    The Culture Studies Assignment is open-ended, which means it does not change each cycle. Please find the live Culture Studies assignment and mark scheme below:

    View Live Assignment here.
    View Live Mark Scheme here.

    Foundation Mathematics

    View a Sample Assessment here.
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Introduction to Computer Science

    View a Sample Examination here. 
    View a Sample Examination Mark Scheme here.

    Introduction to Programming

    View a Sample Assignment here
    View a Sample Assignment Mark Scheme here

    Introduction to Business

    Introduction to Accounting and Economics

    View a Sample Assessment here. 
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Further Mathematics

    View a Sample Assessment here. 
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Physics

    View a Sample Assessment here. 
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Chemistry

    View a Sample Assessment here. 
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

    Biology

    View a Sample Assessment here. 
    View a Sample Mark Scheme here.

  • Students

    If you are interested in completing one of our British qualifications, please send a copy of your qualification(s) to admissions@nccedu.com whereby we can discuss your possibilities for enrolment. 

     

    Study Centres 

    To start offering the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) to your students, fill out our contact form below and a member of team will be in touch.

“After completing my British qualifications, I was accepted at the Rochester Institute of Technology in America to study towards a BSc in International Business.”

– Emmanuelle Gourene, Côte d’Ivoire

“This course was the starting point of my British education. I would recommend this qualification to those who wish to study abroad.”

– Namik Musaev, Azerbaijan.

“Along with academic knowledge, I benefitted from the real-life experiences and in-depth understanding of practical case studies.”

– Kevin Joel Rachmat, Indonesia.

“Leaving home and studying in a different city cultivated my ability to live independently.

I gained so much knowledge about academic English, academic writing, business and accounting. These experiences will help me to adapt to life at university and study well.”

– Xianya Qi, China

“The programme gave me a solid basis for studying at a university level and it improved my English.”

– Daniela Dürr, England

“After completing my studies with NCC Education, I progressed onto Swansea University in Wales to study Aerospace Engineering.”

– Abdulmageed Alshahrany, Wales

“I have become more disciplined and responsible. The modules are interesting. After I completed the course, I felt prepared for further study.”

– Huynh Ba Ha An, Vietnam.

“After completing the diploma, I was awarded a place to study Criminology at Aberystwyth University in Wales.”

– Xueying Chen, China

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