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Access to Higher Education - Computing Pathway

Course Name 
Access to Higher Education - Computing PathwayAvailable for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 1 year
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body CAVA
Offering Code DALCOM1F000
 
Programme Design and Overview

Access to Higher Education - Computing, is a QAA approved programme for learners who wish to pursue a career in the IT sector. This programme is designed for those who want to study computing and IT at a higher education (HE) level.  If you have the aim of working in the IT industry - but do not have the required entry qualifications and/or underpinning knowledge of computer science/technology/programming/networking, then speak to us. So, if you have been away from studying for some time and wish to start your career in the field of IT this course is for you.

If you are interested in the 'nuts and bolts' of modern computing, and want to make a career in an ever-growing industry, then this is for you!

We have close links with local universities that welcome students from the Access to HE course. Students are guided through their university applications and supported in their applications for relevant work experience

The course is taught at Wakefield City Campus.

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

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.
Course Structure Classroom based: 100%
Nature of Assessments on the Programme The course involves a variety of assessment techniques including practical course assignments, project work, essays, oral presentations and timed assessments.
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.

Attendance Expectations The course requires you to attend College for around 2-3 days a week for 36 weeks (September to June). To ensure success, students are expected to undertake a regular number of hours of personal study each week outside of scheduled lessons. Attendance at all sessions is expected in order to be successful on this course.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £3,928.00

If you are aged between 19 to 23 and you have not already achieved a full level 3 (or above) qualification, then your course may be free.

If you are aged over 19 and have achieved a full level 3 qualification or are aged over 24 you are probably eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government to cover your tuition fees. The good news is that you will not have to repay this loan if you complete an Access course and then an HE/ degree course in any subject specialism.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

You can also get more details by going to: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/overview.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
For Further Details

Please contact Stephen Jones on 01924 789133 or the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

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Information last amended: 11 May 2022 14:57

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