About Level 2 Award

Digi Award is our 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).

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. 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.

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What coding languages does Level 2 Award cover?

  • Python
  • Introduction to Java
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What topics are included?

  • Developing Problem Solving Skills
  • Testing Computer Programs
  • Protecting Your Online Presence
  • Computer Systems
  • Programming in Multiple Languages
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Computer Logic and Number Representation
  • Accessibility
  • Online Collaboration Software
  • Cloud Computing

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.

All students who complete a Digi programme book are be provided with a certificate of achievement. On completion of a full Digi programme (i.e. for Digi Trailblazer this means completing Books 1 & 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 book 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

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They said...

“The Digi programme extends our relationship with NCC Education and provides us with an integrated, progressive and, more importantly, relevant curriculum offering for our younger students.”

Jon Tuxford, Director of Studies, Chase Grammar School

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