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The Access to HE Diploma is a full Level 3 qualification designed to prepare learners without traditional qualifications for entry into Higher Education (HE). The Diploma provides opportunity for learners to acquire and develop knowledge and skills needed to progress to higher education study and also enables learners to develop social and emotional skills such as communication and confidence.
To achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science) Ref. 400/0826/5 learners must achieve:
- 45 credits which must be graded, academic subject content at Level 3 only.
- 15 credits which must be either at Level 2 or Level 3 ungraded (U).
The following are the Unit titles for this Diploma:
- Computer Systems
- Managing Software Development
- Software Design & Development
- Cyber Security Techniques
- Database Development
- Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL)
- Research Topic (Computer Science)
- Designing and Developing a Website
- Health and Safety when using Computer Equipment (U)
- Research Project (U)
- Study Techniques (U)
- Installing, Configuring & Maintaining Systems (U)
Who is this course for?
Computer Science learners will build skills in professional communication and undertake a research project. The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science) can be a great milestone towards your career development. Learners who complete and achieve the Access to HE Diploma could progress onto Higher Education courses including Bachelor Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/HND) and Higher Degree Apprenticeships.
The Access to HE Diploma could also support access into employment areas where evidence of study and achievement at level 3 is required. A degree in Computer Science can lead to opportunities with IT consultancies and IT service providers. However, as most businesses rely on computers to function effectively, there are also opportunities within the IT departments of major organisations in sectors such as aerospace and defence, agricultura, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, public and private sectors, retail and telecommunications.
No formal qualifications required - apply now - limited places!
Must be motivated
Must be prepared to follow teachers' instructions
Must have a quiet place to study
Must have a computer with broadband connection
Students could continue their education (degree) or seek employment in fields such as:
- Application analyst
- Applications developer
- Cyber security analyst
- Data analyst
- Forensic computer analyst
- Game designer
- Machine learning engineer
- Penetration tester
- Software engineer
- Systems analyst
- Web designer
- Business analyst
- IT sales professional
- IT trainer
- Network engineer
- Telecommunications researcher