Level 3

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computing)


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+

This nationally recognised access course enables adult learners to move into Higher Education.

You can progress directly onto a higher education course at university on completion of this Access programme.

Course subjects include:

  • Robotics
  • Programming
  • Website design
  • Networking
  • Internet security
  • Systems analysis
  • Study Skills

Learners will be assessed through coursework, presentations, debates and exams.

Work experience is highly desirable to support your UCAS application.

You'll need to have completed a Level 2 qualification in ICT, Computing or Digital. We also require English & Maths qualifications - either GCSE grade 4 (C) or above - or Functional Skills Level 2 - in both subjects.

The Access programme requires the study of 19 units, over 9 month period and therefore to successfully complete this programme you'll require a lot of self-discipline and resilience. It's designed for mature learners who have substantial work, personal or academic experience and can demonstrate that they have successfully overcome challenges before.

Applicants who are not 19 at the start of the academic year (the 31st August) are expected to have maths and English at level 2 and if successful in getting a place on an Access to Higher Education Diploma Programme it is compulsory that you participate in the national study programmes for the under 19s as well.

You can progress on to a Higher Education programme in Computing at university.

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