About the Programme:National Diploma (ND), generally considered as A’ Level equivalent qualification, is offered by BAC under Pearson Edexcel International. ND in IT provides progression opportunities to undergrad degree and professional programmes within the same or related areas of study. Students can finish 2 A'Level equivalent subjects in a duration of one year. The certificate is awarded by Edexcel the same degree awarding body of O' and A' Level. Students after ND can join in the prestigious BSc. in Information Technology degree of University of Derby, UK with BAC International or can take admission to universities across the world. Our students are doing undergraduate in NSU, IUB, AUST and some have gone abroad, for example, UK, Poland and Canada.
Why Choose This CourseEdexcel Pearson, UK ND in IT programme allows learners to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in computing from which they can progress to broader or more specialist study at Level 4/ university year -1.
The qualification can be taken in combination with A Levels or other vocational qualifications to meet progression requirements.
The objective of this qualification is to provide learners with access to subject knowledge and skills in computer science and computer systems, enabling learners to progress to further study in the IT sector or other sectors.
How you’ll learn:This course equips students with the specialist knowledge, practical skills and understanding to progress to their chosen learning and career paths.
It adopts learner-centred approach of the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments.
The course focuses on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills of the learners required to be able to succeed in employment and in higher education.
In ND, students will get prepared for higher studies like HND or undergraduate by going through the basics of IT. This is the stage where basic computing knowledge and understanding is created. In ND, there are courses like Computer Systems, Communication & Employability Skills, Networking, and Software Development. These are the courses that will help to create the baseline for a student and prepare him/her for bigger challenges.
Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. Assessment is conducted through assignment, written report, presentation and viva.