If you’re a tech-savvy individual who wants to work in the fast-paced world of computing and digital systems but don’t yet meet the entry requirements for higher education, our Access to HE Computing programme will prepare you to continue your studies in Computing and Digital Technologies.
This is a Level 3 certification approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for adult learners who are returning to study or who left school without the essential qualifications for undergraduate study. You will study a wide range of topics, including programming, network engineering, cyber security and web animation.
This course is delivered by experts from Trafford College at UA92 campus in old Trafford and are specifically designed to prepare mature students for university level study.
You will study a wide range of topics, including programming, network engineering, cyber security and web animation.
On successful completion you can continue your learning journey to the next level either at UA92 or other institutions.
TThe career opportunities in the computing and digital sector is huge. Virtualisation, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and mobile computing are just a few of the rapidly expanding technology concepts that will open up intriguing and diverse employment paths for you in the future.
Depending on your future pathways some of the roles that this programme will prepare you for includes: database analyst, programmer, cyber security professional, network and systems engineer and many other opportunities.
The Access to HE Diploma has a range of assessment methods including essays, reports, case studies, presentations and seen tests.
If you are aged 19-23, and have not yet completed a level 3 course (e.g. A-levels, BTEC level 3 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma), there are usually no fees to pay. This is because your course fees are covered by the Level 3 Learner Entitlement.
If you are aged 19-23 and have already completed a level 3 course, or if you are aged 24 or over, the Access Diploma fees will be covered by an Advanced Learner Loan and if you go on to complete a higher education course, Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe. Further information can be found at Advanced Learner Loan – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)