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Institute of International Studies

International Foundation Diploma (after 10th)


The International Foundation Diploma (L3IFD) is a one year preuniversity qualification. The qualification is designed to provide an entry route to graduation courses to the UK, Canada and International University courses or progression onto the NCC Education Level 4 Diplomas in Computing, Business and Business IT through MET.

Why this course

  • It is one year pre-university qualification which provides entry to 70 Universities in the UK and overseas including Canada, USA and Australia.
  • It helps in saving one year of education, after successfully completing 10th standard qualification from any board. By registering for L3 International Foundation Diploma or Level 3 of NCC Education, students can get direct entry to graduation courses, (not required to do 11th and 12th standard).
  • Students can get direct entry to graduation courses in Business, IT, Engineering and Health Services. A pathway to NCC Education’s Level 4 Diploma qualifications and for greater employment opportunities.

Admission Criterion

  • Successfully completed 10th standard from any board or equivalent to secondary education.
  • Passed 'O' level from IGCSE Board

Accreditation Status
NCC Education is regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to award the Level 3 Diploma. Ofqual Qualification reference number 600/6407/9.

Educational Progression
L3IFD prepares the students for the following specializations to study in UK, Canada and other countries:

  • L3IFD Business Stream
  • L3IFD Computing Stream
  • L3IFD Higher Finance Stream
  • L3IFD Engineering Stream
  • L3IFD Chemical Engineering Stream
  • L3IFD Health Sciences Stream

Candidates must pass all core units & two elective units to be awarded the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies certificate.


Progression after L3IFD
After successfully completing L3IFD through MET, a student is eligible to get Admission in MET Mumbai for Level 4 Diploma (graduation courses) offered by universities from the UK.


Guaranteed Entry
Universities that guarantee NCC Education students a place on their chosen course after successful completion of NCC Education qualifications. NCC Education is very proud to hold guaranteed entry agreements with:


  • York University Canada
  • Bangor University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Carroll University, CQU University

  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • National College of Ireland
  • The University of Derby

Subjects Offered in Level 3 International Foundation Diploma:

Core Unit
(Compulsory to all specializations)
Specialization Subjects
(Select any one specialization)
  • Developing English Language Skills
  • Advance English Language
  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Culture Studies
  • Foundation Mathematics

L3IFD Business Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics
L3IFD Computing Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Programming
L3IFD Higher Finance Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Further Mathematics
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics
L3IFD Engineering Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
L3IFD Chemical Engineering Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry
L3IFD Health Sciences Stream
  • Six Core units
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

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