Ncc Level 3 International Foundation Diploma in Higher Education Studies

GATEWAY graduate school
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Required results - O/L Any - 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

January and September

Time Duration 1 Year
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Locations Colombo Kandy

* Developing English Language Skills

This broad unit focuses on developing the basic skills of students in the aspects of speaking, comprehending, writing and listening of the English language.

* English for Academic Purposes

This unit prepares students for the academic English skills required for higher education studies in terms reading strategies, academic vocabulary, structuring written work for academic purposes and listening strategies.

* Advanced English Language Skills

Through this unit students will be able to advance their English language skills in terms of the following: Speaking and presenting to different audiences as per contextual requirements; comprehending general and unfamiliar texts; writing structured, factual, descriptive and explanatory texts, utilising complex linguistic structures and vocabulary; and applying a range of listening strategies in order to understand lengthy predictable discussions, factual presentations and more abstract conversations.

* Study and Communication Skills

This unit provides students the opportunity to hone their study and communication skills in terms of the following: Taking effective notes from a variety of sources; working out the meaning of unfamiliar content; understanding common steps in producing academic work; producing academic work by utilising a clear drafting process; and appreciating different styles of learning.

* Culture Studies

This unit will enable students to explore cultural issues in the light of preparation for higher education studies in an international context.

* Foundation Mathematics

Through this unit students will be able to develop foundational skills in mathematics in terms of performing a range of algebraic calculations, solving a range of basic equations, presenting data in graphical forms, understanding the fundamentals of differential calculus, understanding the fundamentals of integral calculus, understanding measures of dispersion and understanding the fundamentals of probability.

A further two units must be taken from a choice of four electives:

* Introduction to Computer Science

This module provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.

* Introduction to Programming

This module exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic, to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.

* Introduction to Business

This module provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organisation of businesses. Students become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.

* Introduction to Accounting and Economics

This module introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements

Award Diploma
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Career paths Upon the successful completion of the programme participants can progress in their teaching careers and/or educational administrative careers or gain entry into the teaching profession within the non-government sector in Sri Lanka.

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