Computing (Computer Science)


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+
Higher Education


Digital & IT

Delivered in our East London Institute of Technology, and accredited by the University of East London, this course will advance your skills and expertise needed to pursue an exciting career in computing.

Alongside developing your existing skills and knowledge across the major disciplines of computing, you'll specialise in Computer Science and build specialist knowledge in one of these key underpinning areas.

This course will delve deeper into the rapidly developing computing industries, from advanced programming, data structures and database systems, to systems administration and cyber security. In addition to the technical knowledge you’ll need to pursue a career in this field, you’ll learn about the impact of technology on individuals, organisations and society. With work based projects embedded in the course, you’ll also have the chance to develop your skills and enhance your CV.

The modules covered are as follows:

Core Modules

  • Database Systems
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2
  • Data Communications and Networks

Computer Science Specialism

  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Web and Mobile App Development
  • Advanced Programming

All of our modules have a 'real world focus', to keep your learning current and to build your understanding of the challenges and issues you may face in the workplace.

Each Module is studied at level 5 and is worth 20 credits of a 120 credit qualification. One credit is equal to 10 hours of directed study time (this includes everything you do from attending a lecture, seminar or private study).

View and download the full course specification

The 2023/24 Student Handbook will be available soon.

You'll be assessed using a range of methods and these will vary to align to the needs of the module.

Assessment methods for this course include:

  • Academic reports
  • Presentations and project work
  • Group work
  • Examinations and tests of competence in practical element

The timetable for this course is 3 full days per week, comprising of lectures, seminars and workshops. In addition to this you'll be expected to complete self-directed study away from the classroom. Each module has a total study time requirement of approximately 200 hours including self-directed and in-class study.

For successful entry onto this course you will be required to have obtained a Level 4 CertHE in Computing or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in an IT or Computing subject.

We would also require any of the following prior qualifications:

  • A Levels, including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include one subject in Maths or equivalent.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths at Higher Level
  • Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C or equivalent in GCSE English and Maths

Mature students without the formal entry qualifications and those that have been out of education for a few years but have relevant vocational experience are encouraged to apply. A member of the academic team will discuss your experience and assess if Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be applied for admission to the programme or suggest the most appropriate route for your progression.

Applications should be made via UCAS.

You'll be taught by industry experienced staff, giving you not only an exceptional learning experience but access to industry insight to prepare you for your career ahead. Our tutors are passionate about student success, and will be on hand to support you and facilitate your success on this course.

On successful completion of this course you'll be eligible to progress into the world of work or further study at a range of UK universities.

This course offers a unique opportunity to progress into a specialist area of study based on your choice of pathways for higher level training and/or career progression.

You could progress to the Level 6 in Computer Science one-year top-up at UEL, leading to the award of BSc (Hons) Computer Science.

This course is accredited by the University of East London which has BCS Accreditation, Microsoft IT Academy and CompTIA Academy status, so your qualification will be recognised and valued anywhere in the IT sector.

East London Institute of Technology

The Institute of Technology is a brand new purpose-built building for advanced technologies that has been designed to boost skills and deliver advanced and higher-level specialist training in emerging occupations so you're ready for the jobs of the future.

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Apply for this course on UCAS

The UCAS code for this course is I111. You will need to reference this code on the UCAS website when you submit your application.

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Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.