Computing Access to HE

Start Date
Course Course
IT & Computing
City Campus

About this Course

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.

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 grade C/4 in GCSE 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.


Exams and Coursework

Where does this Lead

Many students go on to study Computing at a local university, however students have gone further afield.

It may also be possible to progress to the Computing 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.

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