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Access to HE Diploma (Computing)



Level 3

Subject Sector:

Business and Administrative Skills




£135.00 per student registered (other fees apply).

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This Diploma is ideal for students who seek to gain confidence using and managing IT and developing software solutions. Students will develop computing skills and knowledge, including in mathematics, cyber security, games development and web design.

To ensure this Diploma meets our AVA policies and priorities for new provision, Skills and Education Group Access has worked with curriculum specialists and business development managers to coordinate and oversee the development of the Diploma, including meeting to agree curriculum content, level, grading descriptors and general rules of combination.

Subject Areas

Learners studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas including:

– Components of Computer Systems
– Computational Methods
– Computer Architecture
– Digital Imaging and Video Production
– Emerging Technologies
– Application of Systems and Communications Technology
– IT in Organisations
– Multimedia Authoring
– Multimedia Products
– Networks
– Software Development
– Spreadsheet Modelling
– Database Development
– Systems Analysis
– Web Site Design and Production
– Mathematics
– Study Skills

If you’d like to customise learning pathways for your learners, we can do that too. Just speak with our team to discuss your requirements.

Progression routes

Successful completion of this Diploma will open doors to a number of university courses, giving learners the chance to study a broad array of degrees leading to careers in:

– Computer science
– Software engineering
– Business and IT
– Web development
– Games development

And a university degree is not the only option to pursue; a Diploma can also lead to apprenticeships which can be studied at higher levels.

Why choose us

Skills and Education Group Access makes it easy to become an Access to HE Centre, with a simple approval process that will get you started quickly.

We’ll help you build specific, academically sound pathways to higher education, and guide you through the whole academic year.

Along with a dedicated team of external moderators to provide supportive visits, we offer flexibility to write your own assessments and help with assignment writing and the delivery of your Diploma.

You can choose to start delivery at traditional points in the year such as September or January, which may be suited to face-to face delivery, but with more interest in online delivery, it is possible to deliver all year round, with stepping on points to suit you and your students’.

To find out more about how to become a Skills and Education Group Access Centre, email us, or call us on 0115 854 1620.

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