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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code ACCL3COMP
Awarding Body ASCENTIS
Level Access to Higher Education
Start Date 07/09/2020

Course overview

The one year Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Computing is designed for students over the age of 19 wishing to progress to computing-based Higher Education provision. The development of practical skills in Computing is a key feature of the programme and you will be expected to undertake a research project to demonstrate application of these skills. This pathway may allow progression to degrees such as Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computing, Web Technologies, and Digital Media.

What you'll study

Expect to spend around 15 hours a week for studies outside of your college timetable.

You will need to allow this time for assignments, lesson preparation and revision activities.

If you have a job, we recommend that you do not work more than 15 hours per week due to the intensity of the Access course.

You should also expect to work with others and independently, meet deadlines and complete work to a high standard.

All students attend classes in Computing/ICT, Programming and Study Skills.

You will complete 15 ungraded units such as these:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Preparing to Progress
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Developing Skills for Studying
  • Presentation Software

 

You will complete 45 graded units such as these:

  • Word Processing Software
  • Computer Science
  • Computing Short Project
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking
  • ICT Essentials
  • Web Design
  • Applied ICT
  • Logic & Number Systems
  • Operating Systems

 

The course offers you 60 Credits at Level 3 and will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  • Expect to spend around 15 hours a week for studies outside of your college timetable.

    You will need to allow this time for assignments, lesson preparation and revision activities.

    If you have a job, we recommend that you do not work more than 15 hours per week due to the intensity of the Access course.

    You should also expect to work with others and independently, meet deadlines and complete work to a high standard.

  • All students attend classes in Computing/ICT, Programming and Study Skills.

    You will complete 15 ungraded units such as these:

    • Introduction to Programming
    • Preparing to Progress
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Developing Skills for Studying
    • Presentation Software

     

    You will complete 45 graded units such as these:

    • Word Processing Software
    • Computer Science
    • Computing Short Project
    • Introduction to Computer Systems
    • Computer Systems
    • Networking
    • ICT Essentials
    • Web Design
    • Applied ICT
    • Logic & Number Systems
    • Operating Systems

     

    The course offers you 60 Credits at Level 3 and will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment

Assessment on Access programmes involves a range of methods such as essays, presentations, reports, research investigations and two end-of-year examinations.

You will have a combination of 15 ungraded and 45 graded units. For the graded units you will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Or equivalent
GCSE Maths
Or equivalent

You must be aged 19 or over.

How to apply

Apply direct to the College.

Next steps

In addition to the skills gained in computing, you will also develop skills in independent research, critical thinking and evaluative skills, study skills, interview skills and interpersonal skills. You will develop the necessary skills to progress onto Higher Education. We will introduce you to the UCAS system and provide tutorial sessions for university applications.

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