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Adults Access to Higher Education (19+)

Access to Higher Education - Computing

This is course is designed for mature learners who want to study towards a degree in Computer Science. The programme aims to develop the skills and self-confidence in learners necessary to progress to their chosen course in higher education or profession.

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  • Course Description

    The aim of the course is to give mature learners (19 years and over) a second chance at education by developing personal confidence, the ability to study, analytical and problem solving skills and the guidance to help decide their future. The course will provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and theories, such as devices, software and mathematics, in preparation for further studies or training within the computing field.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • at least 1 GCSE Grade 4 (C) or higher in English Language or Maths.

    If you do not have one of these grades you should consider taking our Pre-Access courses in Computing or Business first.

  • Course Length

    This course will run three days a week - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - from 9am - 3pm.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £3,900

    Fee information

    All our Access to Higher Education courses have a course fee which could be waived if you are aged 19-23 at the start of your course and have not completed a level 3 (or above) course before.

    Otherwise, you could also consider applying for the Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of the course. If you complete an Access course and then progress onto and complete a degree (with us or elsewhere), you will not be required to pay back the remaining amount of your Advanced Learner Loan!

    Advanced Learner Loan Information

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    The access course is equivalent to A-levels, is recognised by higher education institutions and as valid qualification requirements for advanced apprenticeships and industry. Subject areas covered are: mathematics, computer hardware and networking, software development and user application software. Our access courses are validated by the Cambridge Access Validating Agency and the qualification is universally recognised as demanding and rigorously assessed.

    How is my course assessed?

    The course will be split into modules which are individually assessed. Later modules build on the skills developed in the earlier ones. Some modules use exams in the assessment process but only as part of the overall assessment whilst others use coursework only. Modules are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Starting 09/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 1 year

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