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Overview of Level 4 Diploma in Business (with eSports) (L4DB eSports)

1. About NCC Education

NCC Education is a UK awarding body, active in the UK and internationally. Originally part of the UK National Computing Centre, NCC Education started offering IT qualifications in 1976 and from 1997 developed its Higher Education portfolio to include Business qualifications, IT qualifications for school children and a range of Foundation qualifications.

With Centres in over 40 countries, four international offices and academic managers worldwide, NCC Education strives to employ the latest technologies for learning, assessment and support. NCC Education is regulated and quality assured by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, see www.ofqual.gov.uk) in England.

1.1 Why choose this qualification?

NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma in Business is:

Regulated by Ofqual and listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework – Qualification Number 600/1325/4. The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is a credit-based qualifications framework, allowing candidates to take a unit-based approach to building qualifications.
For more information see:
https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels
Quality assured and well established in the UK and worldwide
Recognised and valued by employers and universities worldwide
A pathway qualification for candidates who wish to complete the NCC Education business degree journey. This qualification is equivalent to the first year of a Business degree qualification in the UK University system.

Objective

Candidates will be introduced to the many different aspects of international business in today’s world. Candidates will be exposed to both the academic and vocational aspects of a wide range of subjects, enabling them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills vital for a career in business or further studies.

2. Structure of the L4DB Qualification

Qualification Title, Credits, Units and Level
NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (RQF), 120 credits, all at RQF Level 4.
Specialist pathways are included within brackets in the qualification title:
• NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business
• NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (with eSports)
Guided Learning Hours: 360 hours.

Please see Section 5 below for Syllabuses, which include the Guided Learning Hours and Total Qualification Time for each Unit of the Level 4 Diploma in Business.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual and listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework – Qualification Number 600/1325/4. For further information see http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/600_1325_4

 

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business

Candidates must pass 8 Units to be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Business certificate. 

Category Title Unit Credit Level
Core Business Mathematics 15 4
Specialist Communications for Business 15 4
Core eBusiness 15 4
Specialist Essentials of Management 15 4
Core Fundamentals of Economics 15 4
Core Introduction to Finance 15 4
Core Principles of Marketing 15 4
Core Understanding Business Organisations 15 4

 

  • NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Business (with eSports)

Candidates must pass all 8 Units to be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Business (with eSports) certificate. 

Category Title Unit Credit Level
Core Business Mathematics 15 4
Core eBusiness 15 4
Specialist eSports Fundamentals 15 4
Core Fundamentals of Economics 15 4
Core Introduction to Finance 15 4
Specialist Managing eSports Teams 15 4
Core Principles of Marketing 15 4
Core Understanding Business Organisations 15 4

 

3.1 Assessment objectives

All assessment for the qualification is intended to allow candidates to demonstrate they have met the relevant Learning Outcomes. Moreover, NCC Education’s assessment is appropriate to the assessment criteria as stated in this specification and is regularly reviewed to ensure it remains consistent with the specification.

3.2 Overview of Qualification Unit Assessment

Unit Assessment Methods
Global Examination  Global Assignment
Business Mathematics 100%
Communications for Business 100%
eBusiness 100%
Essentials of Management 100%
Fundamentals of Economics 100%
Introduction to Finance 100%
Managing eSports Teams 100%
Principles of Marketing 100%
Understanding Business Organisations 100%

 

An examination is a time-constrained assessment that will take place on a specified date and usually in an NCC Centre. An assignment requires candidates to produce a written response to a set of one or more tasks, meeting a deadline imposed by the Centre.

The overall Unit mark is computed from the weighted mean of its components. The pass mark for a Unit is 40%.

NCC Education Centres can provide candidates with a specimen assessment paper as well as a limited number of past examination and assignment papers.

Past examination and assignment papers may be made available only following results release for the corresponding assessment cycle. Results release dates and past examination and assignment release dates can be found in the Activity Schedules area of Candidate Registration Portal, NCC Education’s student registration system.

3.3 Accessibility of Assessment

We review our guidelines on assessment practices to ensure compliance with Equalities Law and to confirm assessment for our Units is fit for purpose.

3.3.1 Reasonable adjustments and special consideration

NCC Education is committed to providing reasonable adjustments and special consideration so as to ensure disabled candidates, or those facing exceptional circumstances, are not disadvantaged in demonstrating their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Further information on NCC Education’s arrangements for giving reasonable adjustments and special consideration can be found in the NCC Education Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy.

3.3.2 Supervision and Authentication of Assessment

NCC Education Centres are required to organise all assessment activity for this specification according to NCC Education’s Policies and Advice.

Candidates’ identity and the authenticity of their work is verified and NCC Education moderates all assessment to ensure that the marking carried out is fair, and that the grading reflects the standard achieved by candidates as relevant to the specification Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria. Detailed guidance on this process and how candidate work must be submitted to NCC Education is given in NCC Education’s Examination Guidelines and Moderation Manual. The Moderation Manual also includes full reminder checklists for Centre administrators.

4. Administration

4.1 Assessment Cycles

Four assessment cycles are offered throughout the year, in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Examination dates and assignment submission deadlines are published in the NCC Education Activity Schedule, which is provided to Centres by Customer Support. It is also available on Candidate Registration Portal, NCC Education’s student registration system.

The Activity Schedule also gives the key dates for registering candidates for assessment cycles, the dates when Centres can expect the assessment documentation and, ultimately, the assessment results from NCC Education.

4.2 Language of Assessment

All assessment is conducted in English.

4.3 Candidates

NCC Education’s qualifications are available to those Centre candidates who satisfy the entry requirements as stated in this specification.

4.4 Qualification and Unit Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 
  • Holders of the NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Business (L3DB) (RQF), NCC Education Level 3 Diploma in Computing (L3DC) (RQF) or Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) (RQF) qualification.
  • Holders of any local or international qualification deemed to be a similar level to L3IFDHES or L3DB. These shall be agreed in advance with NCC Education.
  • Holders of one ‘A’ level or equivalent, or an appropriate School Leaver’s certificate.
  • Mature students, able to demonstrate over two years’ relevant work experience and an ‘O’ Level/ IGCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

For candidates whose first language is not English:

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • GCE ‘O’ Level English C6.

 

4.5 Candidate Entry

Candidates are registered for assessment via NCC Education’s Candidate Registration Portal system and according to the deadlines for registration provided in the Activity Schedule

Candidates are registered for the assessment of each Unit they wish to take in a particular assessment cycle (e.g. Units A and B in Summer, Units C and D in Autumn, Units E and F in Winter and Units G and H in Spring). This includes candidates who need to resit a particular Unit.

Further details can be found in NCC Education’s Operations Manual.

4.6 Eligibility Period

The maximum period of time that NCC Education allows for the completion of your programme is three years. Please contact your Accredited Partner Centre if you have any queries relating to this.

4.7 Resits

If a candidate fails an assessment, they will be provided with opportunities to resit during the eligibility period.

Candidates may only seek reassessment in a previously failed Unit.

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