Croydon College

Full Time Access to HE: Diploma in Computing

Croydon College
In Croydon

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Typology A Level
Location Croydon
Duration 1 Year
  • A Level
  • Croydon
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Access students will meet many other students with similar interests which helps to create a strong identity and a supportive environment. The teaching methods reflect students' development and progress on the course. Whilst most of the work is lab based, there are classroom sessions in other subjects. Students will be expected to give seminars, presentations, have discussions, be involved in.

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Croydon
College Road, CR9 1DX, London, England
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Croydon
College Road, CR9 1DX, London, England
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· Requirements

All applicants should have had a substantial break from continuous education. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and undertake an initial assessment where they should demonstrate that they have Level 2 Numeracy or a GCSE in Maths and Level 2 Literacy. Applicants should check with universities if GCSE / A Level maths is an entry requirement for the courses chosen.

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Course programme


MODE OF STUDY FT
FE LEVEL 3
DURATION 1 year
START DATE(S) September 2009
DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED 4 days per week between Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS 540 hours per year
TOTAL FEE To be advised
TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE To be advised
ADDITIONAL COSTS Approximately 250
AWARDING/VALIDATION BODY Open College Network London Region (OCNLR)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All applicants should have had a substantial break from continuous education. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and undertake an initial assessment where they should demonstrate that they have Level 2 Numeracy or a GCSE in Maths and Level 2 Literacy. Applicants should check with universities if GCSE / A Level maths is an entry requirement for the courses chosen.


PROGRAMME CONTENT/STRUCTURE
Access students will meet many other students with similar interests which helps to create a strong identity and a supportive environment.

The teaching methods reflect students' development and progress on the course. Whilst most of the work is lab based, there are classroom sessions in other subjects. Students will be expected to give seminars, presentations, have discussions, be involved in group work, practicals, experimentation, research and finally to formal examinations at the end of the year. Throughout the year, students learning experience will be complemented by a range of external visits and through valuable contributions from visiting speakers who are prominent in their field.

Students progress and development will be supported by a personal tutor providing guidance with their individual study requirements and help with applications for Degree courses.

Students work will be continuously assessed through a variety of methods, which include; writing essays, giving oral presentations, and conducting independent research and examinations.

All students will undertake units in Study Skills in addition to studying the following modules: Maths, IT, Computer Programming, Web Development, and Understanding Computing.
PROGRESSION/CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES
Students have progressed to a range of computing Degree courses at various universities for example, Kingston, City, Westminster, London Met, and Greenwich.
ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE Continuous assessment with end of year examinations
EXCURSIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE Opportunities to share computer labs at London Metropolitan University
READING LISTS Dedicated computing web site

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