The NCC Education Level 2 Award in Computing is an Ofqual regulated qualfication. It is the highest level Computing programme for Secondary school learners and is included in the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework at Level 2 (the same level as all IGCSE qualifications). Students’ coding skills are strengthened with more advanced Python lessons and introduction lessons in Java.
New topics are introduced for this final secondary school programme and students’ coding skills are strengthened with more advanced Python lessons as well as lessons providing an introduction to Java, the most popular programming language globally.
The Digi Award programme fully consolidates students’ computational thinking, online safety, digital literacy and coding skills and lessons provide innovative projects where students practice the Computing skills and techniques required for success in the modern world, further vocational or academic study.
The NCC Education Level 2 Award in Computing syllabus and assessment is suitable for candidates aged 14–16 (at Key Stage 4 of the English national curriculum) as well as older (including adult) learners.
It is expected that candidates who are non-native English speakers are able to cope with the demands of preparing for and taking the NCC Education Level 2 Award in Computing assessment in English.
It is expected that candidates who are non-native English speakers are able to cope with the demands of preparing for and taking the Digi-Explorers assessment in English.
All students who complete a Digi programme course are provided with a certificate of achievement. On completion of a full Digi programme (i.e. for Digi Trailblazer this means completing course 1 and 2) students may be entered for formal assessment leading to qualification certification.
The NCC Education Digi assessment and certification ensures students achieve recognition at each stage (i.e. for each programme course completed) as well as the opportunity to gain an internationally available Computing qualification – and global benchmark for their computing skills and knowledge – from NCC Education