Access to Higher Education Diploma: Computing

Course Information

  • Course Code: RV115
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: Ascentis
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computing) is excellent preparation for people who wish to study Computing or ICT at University level. This course is especially designed for mature students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications to apply for University level study but who wish to study at University level in the future. 

What will I study?

You will study on this programme for 12 hours per week, completing three subjects at Level 3 (the equivalent of A-levels). In addition you will attend a tutorial session where your study skills will be developed and you will receive excellent preparation for University level study with our 'Study Skills' module. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a modular course which involves you studying a combination of units. All units are compulsory and must be completed by all students who wish to achieve this award. 

You will study the following subjects at Level 3:

  • Computing Level 3
  • Programming Level 3
  • Web Design Level 3

All students on the Diploma will then complete the following mandatory units in a weekly tutorial:

  • Study Skills Level 3
  • Further Study Skills Level 3

 

Entry Requirements

As this is a demanding A-level equivalent programme, you should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, including English and Mathematics. You must also have a Level 2 qualification in the subject area. Applicants who do not have recent experience of study but have relevant work or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. If you do not have the relevant qualifications we may refer you to our Adult GCSE Programme.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed by examinations and essays throughout the course. 

What can I do next?

This programme is designed to prepare you for study at Degree level

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