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Level 3

Wednesday and Thursday09:00 – 17:15
31 Oct 2022 (1 Year)
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Access to HE Diploma: Computing

Looking to study computing at university but do not have the qualifications?

This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and is ideal if you want to change careers or start a career in Computing.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science) is designed to give adult learners an intensive introduction to this field, as well as boosting your study skills to prepare you for higher education.

The Access to HE Diploma is a Level 3 qualification equivalent to A Levels. It is designed for individuals who do not have traditional qualifications or a formal educational background, providing the necessary skill set to progress onto study at university and a subsequent career in a relevant field.

Subjects covered:

As well as enhancing your academic skills, our one-year course lets you explore a range of areas in the field of information technology (IT), including:

  • Programming and mathematics
  • Web design
  • Networking
  • Cyber security
  • Databases and systems.

Fees

With the discounts we offer most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees. If you are aged 19- 23 your tuition and exam fees could be free. All adult learners who are UK residents can take out up to 4 Advanced Learner Loans. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learning Loan balances you owe on completion of an eligible Access to HE course.

Assessment method

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work

Progression opportunities

By completing this Access to HE Diploma, you will be able to take your first step towards a wide variety of industry careers, from software engineer or IT technician to website content manager or database developer. You will also be ready to embark on a range of degree-level courses within the computing sector. You could also progress at University Centre Weston (UCW) with degrees in BSc (Hons) Applied computing or BA (Hons) Games and Animation Production or there are degree apprenticeship routes available at UCW for Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship, BSc (Hons) or Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship.

Additional support

Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at the Bristol Training Institute. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.

As an adult learner at the Bristol Training Institute, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.

You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.


Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 plus. Proficiency in written and spoken English. GCSEs grades A* - C / 9 - 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 or recognised non-UK GCSE equivalencies in English and maths preferred; however, each application will be considered on an individual basis. Selection is by interview, initial screening, literacy and numeracy tests.

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.

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