Ncc Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies

Course Details

NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies is an alternative qualification to the traditional Advanced Levels. International Foundation studies is becoming popular among students who are inclined towards a more practical approach to higher education preparation. Students will have the additional advantage of qualifying to pursue higher education programmes related to teaching careers and/or educational administrative careers within a period of one year as opposed to taking two years for Advanced Level studies.

The Foundation programme emphasises the development of sound academic writing and research skills including in relation to foundation mathematics while enabling students to develop subject-specific knowledge and skills pertaining to teaching careers. This qualification with the Education pathway will enable students to prepare in a thorough fashion for careers in Teaching and/or Educational Administration while fostering an international outlook.


The standard duration to earn the International Foundation Diploma qualification is one year.
There will be two intakes every year: January and September


Candidates are expected to have successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects including C passes for English Language and Mathematics at OLs/IGCSEs.


The NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies (Engineering Pathway) is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the UK. As such, it will enable those who have successfully completed the qualification to transfer to various universities across the world for higher education studies.

Pearson Edexcel, which awards Pearson BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Teaching, is the largest British awarding body. It has widespread international presence. As such, it is recognised in many parts of the world, particularly within the education sector as an institution which awards outcomes-based professional qualifications of the highest quality.