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Lancashire College of Further Education 

United Kingdom

About the Centre 

Lancashire College of Further Education, a partner of NCC Education, has been at the forefront of Further Education in Lancashire since 2007. Renowned for its diverse range of courses in Computing and Cyber Security, Business, and Computer Sciences, the college has excelled in delivering accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses alongside comprehensive degree programmes. These courses are meticulously crafted to ensure a holistic learning experience, leading to valuable university qualifications and setting a new benchmark for educational excellence.  

Embodying core values of integrity, excellence, respect, accountability, passion, determination, compassion, empathy, and equality, LCFE is dedicated to fostering an environment where students can thrive. This commitment is central to the college’s mission of becoming a national leader in student progression and employability, offering flexible and affordable higher education. Their vision, ‘Positive Futures, Outstanding Outcomes’, reflects a promise to not only their students but also to the wider community.  

The college’s educational offerings are diverse, ranging from short, intensive courses to extensive undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, catering to the unique needs and aspirations of each student. This approach underscores LCFE’s dedication to maintaining high standards in education and training. The college prides itself on its track record of student achievements and the supportive community it has nurtured. Prioritising student wellbeing and success, Lancashire College of Further Education stands as a paradigm of educational distinction, equipping students for prosperous futures in a dynamically changing world.   

Qualifications offered

Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC)

The NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC) is an Ofual regulated qualification. It is an Applied General qualification which 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.

Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)

  • Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM)

The NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) is an Ofqual regulated qualification. The qualification (with specialisms) makes up the first year of a Computing/ IT degree pathway. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree in the UK university system.

Level 4 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L4DC BM)

The Level 4 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L4DC BM)) (previously the Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (L4DBIT)) makes up the first year of the NCC Education degree journey. The qualification is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree in the UK university system.

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC)

  • Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L5DC BM)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security (L5DC CS)

The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC) is an Ofqual regulated qualification. The qualification (with specialisms) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) or the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing with Business Management (L4DC BM), exposing students to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including database development, information systems analysis, network security and cryptography.

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L5DC BM)

The Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Business Management) (L5DC BM) (previously the Level 5 Diploma in Business IT (L5DBIT)) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey and builds upon the knowledge gained during the NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (L4DBIT).

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) (L5DC CS)

The Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security (L5DC CS) (previously Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS)) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey. This builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems Top-up Degree

The BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems Top-up Degree is delivered online by NCC Education, validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). This programme has been designed to prepare students for employment in the IT sector.

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking Top-up Degree

The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top-up degree is delivered online by NCC Education and is a natural progression from our Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. This final year is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan).

The programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills necessary for taking part in the design, implementation, management and security of modern computer systems.

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