Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science)
The course provides an extensive introduction into key areas within computer science in preparation of joining the IT profession. There are a total of 60 credits; 45 graded and 15 ungraded. To prepare students for learning a number of research, core, professional communication and skills for learning units would include: study techniques; technical skills for writing; extended essay; and health & safety.
What will I do?
This course will provide you with an extensive introduction into key areas within computer science, in preparation to join the IT profession. You will have the right knowledge and tools to start your journey into a number of career paths within the diverse and ever-evolving industry.
Course content includes:
- Computer systems
- Desktop support
- Installing, configuring and maintaining systems
- Managing software development
- Software design and development
- Cyber security business compliance
- Cyber threats and legislation
- Database development
- Design and develop a website
If you are over the age of 19, and don’t have any traditional qualifications that would enable you to progress onto Higher Education, this course is the stepping stone you need. Suitable for you if you’re interested in a career change, want a new challenge, or simply have a desire to learn.
Is it for me?
Are you looking for a successful career in the IT industry, and want to get there through a university/higher education route? This course concentrates on the developing the skills required at a higher level.
You must have a Level 2 in English and Maths, or be able to demonstrate that you are working at Level 2 in English and Maths through an initial assessment. You should also have a clear interest or experience in the subject.
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK WILL BE SPENT LEARNING?
You can expect to have 10.5 hours of teaching per week.