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Access to Computing

We run a fast-track Access to Computing course starting in January so you can apply in this round of UCAS and secure a place for 2017.


Our Access courses prepare learners for higher education and careers in technology. These intensive courses are multidisciplinary and expose you to computing skills in hardware, programming, computer networks and security, web design and office skills. Courses are offered at different levels up to pre-university level.


This Level 3 course is an introduction to computing across a range of topics. The course will also help you to improve your writing, ICT and numeracy skills and give you access to a range of University courses. You will receive an Access to HE Certificate on completion of this course with a minimum of 60 credits.


Access to Computing


  • Areas of study will include:
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Implementation
  • Maths (including Statistics, Trigonmetry and Geometry)
  • Operating Systems and File Management
  • Programming Methods
  • Research project
  • Spreadsheets
  • Visual Programming
  • Video technology
  • Web Authoring Software
  • Website Design and Creation
  • Word processing


Possible Degree RoutesPossible Career Routes
Computer ScienceDatabase administrator
Computing & Mathematics Games Developer
Computer GraphicsInformation systems manager
Computing with BusinessIT consultant
Cyber Security & Computer ForensicsMultimedia programmer
Games TechnologyNetwork engineer
Information SystemsSystems analyst
Software EngineeringSystems developer

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