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Overview

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.

Course description

Access to HE 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.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

You will take modules in the following subjects:

  • Advanced mathematics
  • Creative computing
  • Cyber security
  • Data analysis and structure
  • Networking
  • Research and reporting
  • Service management
  • Web design
  • Skills for learning

Help with study skills, computing and maths will be available and you will have weekly tutorials with your personal tutor.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £3,266 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.