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Access To Higher Education course

Access to Higher Education - Computing (59161)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:

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 work and/or study computing and IT at a higher education (HE) level but do not have the required entry qualifications and/or underpinning knowledge of computer science/technology/programming/networking. 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 come and talk to us! 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.


Where and when

Starts Location
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

To prepare you to study Computing/IT at a higher level.

· Who is it intended for?

For those who want to work and/or study computing/IT at higher level

· Requirements

You should ideally have GCSE grade C (or above) in English Language, and preferably also a GCSE grade C (or above) in Mathematics. 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. Selection is on the basis of an interview

· Qualification

Access to Higher Education Diploma

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate course information and an application form will be sent out to you shortly, or you will be contacted by email.


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What you'll learn on the course

Computer Programming

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Faculty Access to HE
Faculty Access to HE

Course programme

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 tutor
How you will Learn
You will learn through formal tutor-led sessions, group work and practical activities in addition to extensive 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.

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Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.

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