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Computing Access to HE
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment 
Level:
Area:
Information Technology & Computing 
Course Code:
CDYCP1 
 
Entry Requirements
Applicants should have qualifications at level 2. Those who do not already have GCSE grade C in Maths and English when they start the course will need to take these alongside their study in order to meet the entry requirements for degree level courses.
Applicants should normally have spent at least 12 months out of full time education. During this time they should have been either working or fulfilling caring responsibilities.
 
 

Computing Access to HE

Designed to give people the knowledge and skills to study computing or IT at a higher level, this course provides an introduction to the various disciplines within the computing faculty. You'll study software development, web skills and computer systems, as well as having the opportunity to study Maths to A-level standard.


About the Course

The course is intended for people who want to go to university to study for a course in the Computing or Information Technology subject area. If you choose to come on this course you will be given an introduction to the different disciplines covered in Computing which will help you to choose from the many courses available in Computing faculties. You will also be taught how to organise your study, how to work in groups and given advice on your future progression.
One of the features of this course is that there is an opportunity to study Maths at A-level standard. This means that you can apply to study Computer Science at some of the more prestigious universities.


Key Units

A range of computing subjects are covered on the course including.
Software development
Web skills and Multimedia
Computer systems
Advanced mathematics
Using IT in business
Study skills



Entry Requirements

Applicants should have qualifications at level 2. Those who do not already have GCSE grade C in Maths and English when they start the course will need to take these alongside their study in order to meet the entry requirements for degree level courses.
Applicants should normally have spent at least 12 months out of full time education. During this time they should have been either working or fulfilling caring responsibilities.


Assessment

Exams and Coursework


Where does this Lead

Most of the students go on to study Computing at a local university. However students have gone further afield. Universities which have accepted students include Leeds University, University of South Wales, Sheffield Hallam University. It may also be possible to progress to the HNC at The Sheffield College.


Tell Me More

All applicants for the course are interviewed to discuss whether the course is suitable for them. One of the main things you need to consider if you want to do this course is whether you are going to be able to put in the considerable commitment in terms of time. As well as attending on two or three days a week you will also need to spend about ten hours a week in private study.


Extra Costs

If you do not have a computer with an internet connection at home you will need to plan to spend at least two additional days in the learning resource centre at college.