Access to HE Computing and Digital Technology

This course will provide you with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience that will help prepare you for higher education in a computing related field.

It will include the basic theories and applications of computing alongside a good understanding of computer hardware and software systems, with the everyday skills needed for working on computer-based projects.

You will cover various modules including:

Computer Architecture

Software Design and Development

Website Design

Advanced Spreadsheets and Databases

In addition you will develop a range of supportive modules designed to prepare you for university such as:

Essential study skills

Research and Evaluation

Mathematics for Computing
The minimum entry requirement is 5 GCSE passes at grade A* - C (including at least one of mathematics or English) or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 qualification in a computing or IT related field.

If you do not have these qualifications, but do have considerable work related experience in the area you may still be eligible.
The normal progression route for this course is onto a higher education programme such as our HND in Computing or a first degree at university. Our tutors will be working with you to support and advise on the best pathways to follow based on your personal goals.

On successful completion of the course you will have various opportunities in the area of computing including Computer Programming, Systems Analysis, and Design and Management. In addition to specialist careers, there is a wide range of opportunities in business where in-depth knowledge of computer systems is a valuable asset.
£3,928 Advanced Learner Loan Available

If you are aged between 19-23 and you don’t have a qualification equivalent to 2 A-Levels, tuition fees will be waived. If aged 19-23, and you do have a qualification equivalent to 2 A-Levels at the start of the course see the section on Advanced Learner loans, or tuition fees are payable. If you are aged over 23 at the start of the course see the section on Advanced Learner loans, or tuition fees are payable.
Course Code:
Access To Higher Education
Tameside One
1 Year
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