Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)

This QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) approved programme is for people who wish to take computing related courses at university, but do not have the required entry qualifications. It has been designed for students who have been away from studying for some time.
Learner:Access to Higher Education
Subject:Computing Digital and IT
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

Access to HE Diploma courses are a one year, Level 3 programme of study and are designed to prepare students for study at university. They are aimed at people who would like to study at degree level, but who left school without the usual qualifications, such as A Levels. Many Access to HE students go on to succeed at university and beyond, with a large number of students pursuing new careers in a variety of subjects. At the end of the year, students go on to university to study a range of computing degrees or diplomas including BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security, BSc Computer Games Technology.

You will take modules in the following subjects:
• Advanced mathematics
•Systems analysis and design
• Computer Systems
• Networking and Security
• Python. Skills for learning.

What do I need?

You are required to have Grade 4 / C or above in both maths and English/English language. Selection is on the basis of an interview and completing an initial assessment. If you would like help with your numeracy and language skills before starting the Access to HE Diploma, please enquire about our Pre-Access courses which are designed to prepare learners for Level 3 study.

Where can I progress next?

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to apply to universities offering diplomas and degree courses in Computing, or computing related degree courses.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)
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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
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