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The NCC Education - Diploma Level 3, 4 and 5

 

Not meeting the required grades for a Degree, does not imply all is lost. Pentecost University College (PUC) offers you an opportunity to study a Diploma programme in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) which will later help integrate you into mainstream Degree programme. The IT degree pathway is validated by NCC Education. NCC Education is recognized by Ofquall (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) as an awarding body of British education.

 

NCC Education, through Pentecost University College (PUC), offers 5 programmes in 3 levels:

 

Level Course Duration Units
Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education 1 year 8
Level 4 Diploma in Computing or Diploma in Business Information Technology 1 year 8
Level 5 Diploma in Computing or Diploma in Business Information Technology 1 year 8

 

It will take a student 3 years to complete the programme, but students with a suitable certificate in IT can start at Level 4, taking 2 years to complete the programme. Successful completion of each level grants the student entry requirement for admission onto a corresponding degree level in Ghana, UK and other countries. Students are required to have had a credit in Maths and English from WASSCE or similar as well as two electives together with NCC Education to qualify for degree intake. The University provides free remedial in Maths and English for NCC Education students who do not have credit in Maths and English. NCC Education certificate holders are better positioned for ICT-related jobs; be it opening their own companies or working for another company.

 

Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education (L3IFDHES)

To complete the qualification you must study and pass eight of the following units which are offered at Pentecost University College:

1. Advanced English Language Skills
Enables you to put into practice the language you have acquired and develop into an advanced user of English. You will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending your knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.

2. English for Academic Purposes
Develops your understanding and use of the key linguistic skills necessary to engage effectively in an academic environment where you are being taught in English.

3. Developing English Language Skills
Develops your English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables you to acquire a broad range of knowledge which you can use to confidently and effectively communicate in English. The unit guides you through Intermediate and then Upper Intermediate levels of English language study.

4. Study and Communication Skills
Equips you with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. You 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.

5. Culture Studies
Enables you to gain awareness and an increased understanding of other cultures. You will learn about various features of a foreign country and its culture, with a particular focus on student life and studying abroad.

6. Foundation Mathematics
Builds upon your existing knowledge in the area of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for your future career.

7. Introduction to Computing
Provides you with a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including the 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.

8. Introduction to Programming
Introduces you 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.

 

Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC)

To complete the qualification you must study and pass the following eight units:

1. Skills for Computing
Provides the essential skills for a computing candidate (including study, presentation, report-writing and data handling skills). This not only prepares you for successful outcomes in your studies, but also provide you with skills that can be applied in the workplace.

2. Computer Networks
In this unit you will develop a good understanding of basic theory and also develop useful practical skills in networking and communication.

3. Computer Systems
Supports the development of practical skills in the configuration, maintenance, fault-finding and troubleshooting of modern computer systems and develops knowledge of computer architecture.
4. Designing and Developing a Website
Develops practical skills in website design by providing a detailed understanding of markup languages, stylesheets, design techniques and testing.

5. Databases
Provides thorough training in practical techniques for the design and development of database systems and also develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.

6. Designing and Developing Object-Oriented Computer Programs
Provides a thorough introduction to computer programming using C#.

7. Software Development Techniques
Addresses the wider issues of software development together with a language-independent survey of useful data structures and algorithms.

8. Office Solutions Development
Develops practical skills in the automation of common office applications to support a variety of tasks.

 

Level 4 Diploma in Business Information Technology (L4DBIT)
To complete the qualification students must study and pass the following eight units:

1. Skills for Computing
Provides the essential skills for a computing candidate (including study, presentation, report-writing and data handling skills). This not only prepares you for successful outcomes in your studies, but also provide you with skills that can be applied in the workplace.

2. Computer Networks
In this unit you will develop a good understanding of basic theory and also develop useful practical skills in networking and communication.

3. Computer Systems
Supports the development of practical skills in the configuration, maintenance, fault-finding and troubleshooting of modern computer systems and develops knowledge of computer architecture.

4. Designing and Developing a Website
Develops practical skills in website design by providing a detailed understanding of markup languages, stylesheets, design techniques and testing.

5. Databases
Provides thorough training in practical techniques for the design and development of database systems and also develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.

6. EBusiness
This module gives students the opportunity to examine how organisations can use all aspects of eBusiness to create new products and services, reduce the cost of existing business processes and improve the efficiency of their operations using typical revenue models.

7. Essentials of Management
This module covers the principles and functions of management, teaching students the key elements in planning and decision making and the significance of different controls required in an organisation.

8. Understanding Business Organisations
This module provides an introduction to the objectives, roles, functions and various forms of business organisation as they adapt to a dynamic and changing environment and also considers information and technology in regards to efficiency and performance.

NOTE: The last 3 modules of L4DC and L4DBIT are different.

 

Level 5 Diploma in Computing (L5DC)

To complete the qualification, students must study and pass the following eight units.

1. Professional Issues in IT
This module highlights the professional issues that impact the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. It will equip students with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.

2. Information Systems Analysis
This module equips students with a range of tools in order to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

3. Dynamic Websites
This module builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.

4. Database Design and Development
This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.

5. Network Security and Cryptography
This module provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communications networks.

6. Analysis, Design and Implementation
This module provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. It develops students’ expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.

7. Agile Development
This module explores the processes, people, practices and principles of agile development systems. It prepares students for future trends in software development and reinforces their understanding of the information systems development process.

8. Computing Project
This module provides students with the opportunity to utilise the skills needed to develop a computing artefact to solve a problem, which involves research, analysis, design, coding, testing and project management knowledge and expertise.

 

Level 5 Diploma in Business Information Technology (L5DBIT)

Students must study and pass the following eight units of the programme:

1. Professional Issues in IT
This module highlights the professional issues that impact the development, deployment, maintenance and use of computer systems. It will equip students with the knowledge surrounding social, ethical and legal issues applicable to the IT field and also a working understanding of software quality.

2. Information Systems Analysis
This module equips students with a range of tools in order to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.

3. Dynamic Websites
This module builds on existing knowledge of both databases and web design in order to build dynamic websites and also equips students with a range of skills to present content on the World Wide Web.

4. Database Design and Development
This module allows students to develop skills in the design and development of databases and database management systems, as well as investigating enterprise applications of databases.

5. Business IT Project
This module provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in developing system solutions to open-ended problems derived from the real world.

6. Information Systems and Organisations
This module introduces students to the subject of information systems and technology in organisations, taking a broad perspective on how it can be managed effectively within the organisational context. Students will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the role of information systems in the modem organisation, including the management of social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.

7. Principles of Business Operations
This module helps students to appreciate and understand business operations in both the manufacturing and services sectors. It will cover the basic principles of operations within a global context from three key perspectives: understanding operations, designing operations and managing operations.

8. Office Solutions Development
This module provides students with the skills to develop advanced features of office software and to employ and adapt them to support business functions.

NOTE: The last 4 modules of L5DC and L5DBIT are different.

 

Lecture Sessions

Weekdays (Mondays - Fridays) 7:30am - 1:30pm and Weekend (Saturdays) 7:00am - 3:00pm

 

Application Forms

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Please note that forms downloaded from this website should be attached to a GH¢ 50.00 bankers draft payable to Pentecost University College in an enclosed envelope and mailed to:

The Coordinator NCC Education
Pentecost University College
P. O. Box KN 1739, Accra
GHANA

Purchase
Application Forms may also be obtained at a cost of GH 50.00 from any of the following outlets:

• Ghana Post Office (EMS counters in all Regional Branches Nationwide)
• FedEx Offices Nationwide
• Pentecost University Campus, Sowutuom – Accra (Accounts Office)
• Forms can be downloaded from www.pentvars.edu.gh

For further enquiries please call any of the following numbers during working hours:

+233507067700
+233249249524
+233302417057
+233302417058.

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