Access to Higher Education - Computing (59161)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study
All learners on the Access to HE (Computing) programme will study the following modules: Ungraded Units: - HE Study Skills - Maths for Computing Graded Units: - Computer Science Basics - Introduction to Computer Programming - Introduction to Web Technologies - Introduction to Systems Analysis - Computer Networks - Databases - Introduction to C# Programming To support the learning process, all students will have weekly tutorials with their personal tutor

How you will learn
You will learn through formal tutor-led sessions, group work and practical activities in addition to research activities outside of the classroom.

Who should attend?

Entry Requirements
You should ideally have GCSE grade C (or above) in English Language, and preferably also a GCSE grade C (or above) in Mathematics. Please get in touch if you have qualifications alternative to GCSE.

If applicants do not have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, they may be required to study it alongside their course.

A passion and interest in a computing related subject is highly desirable, with prior qualifications in computing/IT/ICT useful (but not a necessity)

Applicants are considered on an individual basis, so if you do not fit the typical profile as described above, please get in touch to discuss your circumstances. Mature students with relevant work history are also welcome.

Selection is on the basis of an interview and possibly an initial assessment.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

The Access to HE programme is designed as an alternative to A levels/BTEC diplomas for adult learners wishing to progress to university. At the end of the course students can go on to study a range of computing related degrees including BSc Forensic Computing, BSc Networking and Security, BSc Computer Games Design/Development, and BSc Business Computing.

Entry requirements for university courses will depend on your final grade and are subject to change. We therefore strongly advise you to check the university requirements for your desired course.
Career opportunities

The majority of students progress on to a degree or foundation degree in a wide range of subjects before becoming professionals in the field of programming, forensic computing, networking and security, computer games design/development, or business systems development.

Alternatively students could enter employment/self-employment in various areas of business such as local government, IT technicians, IT instruction, IT equipment supply, or web/database development.

How will I be assessed?

The course involves a variety of assessment techniques including practical course assignments, project work, essays, oral presentations and timed assessments.

Venue Wakefield City Campus
Programme Level Level 3
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date September
Day/Evening Day
Awarding Body CAVA
Course Code DAL3COM1F000

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: IT & Computer »
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Access to Higher Education

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