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Qualifications in Business Computing
- CBC, DipBC and NDBC
The first year is the Certificate in Business Computing (CBC). The second year is the Diploma in Business Computing (DipBC). The third year is the National Diploma in Business Computing (NDBC).
The CBC covers a broad range of topics in Information Technology and its applications in Business. It covers the practical computer skills associated with software, hardware, programming, business, data storage and personal communication and contains a large percentage of practical 'hands on' computing. A student must pass a total of 18 modules to receive the Certificate. The DipBC builds upon the base developed during the CBC year. Subjects offered include network management, systems analysis and design, advanced programming, advanced database development personal communication. This programme contains a large percentage of project work and practical case studies. A student must pass a total of 18 modules, of which nine must be at the 200 level. A major component of NDBC is a 420 hour industry project. To complete NDBC a student must pass a further total of 18 modules, of which six plus their project must be at the 300 level.
Duration: One year full-time each. Part-time study is also available. Students may enrol in individual modules.
Entry Requirements: CBC - Successful Sixth Form study or National Certificate in Computing (Level 3) or equivalent work experience. DipBC - Completion or near completion of CBC. Direct entry is available for those working in the industry with an equivalent level of knowledge. NDBC - Completion or near completion of DipBC.
Career Opportunities: CBC graduates can enter the IT profession in areas such as systems support and development, computer retail, computer operator. DipBC graduates can enter the IT profession in areas such as systems support, computer retail, computer operator, software development and maintenance. NDBC graduates can enter the IT profession in areas such as systems support, computer retail, computer operator, network support, software development, system implementation and maintenance. Modules from this programme can be credited to various Bachelor Degrees in Information Technology and Information Systems.