The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a Level 3 qualification that prepares 19+ students who are returning to education or who left school without the qualifications needed to progress to university.
The Access to HE Diploma (Computing) is ideal for those who want to progress on to a degree or other higher education programme in a wide range of computing related subjects.
What will I learn?
Database Software, Event Driven Programming, Networking, Academic Development and Study Skills
Besides subject knowledge, academic research and writing skills are crucial in helping you with your assignments on the Access to HE Diploma as well as preparing you for your future studies at higher levels. This subject will help you to identify your own skills and those required to progress to a degree and/ or future employment. We will support you with your UCAS application and prepare you for interviews.
How will the course be assessed?
You are expected to attend all timetabled classes (2.5 days per week) and in addition you required to do some independent study. Sessions are taking place in regular classrooms, and computer rooms. There will be some ‘live’ on-line teaching and learning depending on the subjects.
Materials and other information
We encourage all our students to volunteer or work in a field that relates to your future career. This is an intense course and you need to be 100% committed to your studies.
There are no tuition fees for anybody under the age of 24 with no full level 3 qualification. If you are 19+ with a full level 3 qualification, or you are 24+ you can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for the tuition fees. “Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you do not have to repay it”. For more information: Advanced Learner Loan - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Progression and Careers
In the weekly tutorial session, you will be tracking your progress, reflecting on feedback received and plan how to keep improving your academic skills.
You will receive feedback from your subject tutors on all coursework and have 1:1 tutorials with both your subject tutors and with your personal tutor.