Computing Access to Higher Education APT Level 3
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How is the course studied at this venue? - The course will consist of classroom teaching across 3 days per week and the requirement for additional independent study. In addition to the study of specific and specialist computing Units there will also be mandatory English, Maths, ICT and Study Skills Units.
Additional Information - As with all Access to Higher Education courses the curriculum is designed to provide students with an excellent opportunity to progress into Higher Education and study at Degree level. Students will be required to work hard from the very beginning of the course and to research and complete assignments outside classroom teaching at College in order to achieve this full Level 3 University entry qualification in one year. A Level 2, Pre- Access course is also available if students would prefer to achieve an University entry qualification over two years.
Who is this course for?
Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education. They are ideal for those who want to re-train or re-direct their lives. There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which can help if you need to combine study with part-time employment and family commitments. It is available over 1 year and gives recognised university entry.
All applicants will be invited to attend an Access Workshop where full course information is given and you will be expected to complete the Initial Assessment and a written excercise. You will also be given a questionnaire which needs to be returned before interview which covers your past employment, previous experiences that will help us give you the right advice and guidance.
All applicants need to successfully complete Level 2 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy Initial Assessments.
You will then be invited in on a separate date for a one to one interview for approximately 1/2 hour.
What will I be doing on the course?
You will study the following modules: Databases, Programming, Computer Systems, Website design and Networking. You will also need to study core modules, eg, Study Skills, English/Maths GCSE equivalences and ICT.
What can I do after the course?
You can progress on to various university degrees or other higher education programmes. Some students decide to go straight into employment. Previous students have opted to study the following subjects at university;
Ethical hacking, website design, hardware management, gaming, software development etc.
Some applicants may be eligible for financial support on this course to assist with childcare, transport etc. The Learner Support Fund is under review and is determined by individual circumstances.
If you are under 24 years of age, you may be eligible for fee remission. Information will be given within the workshops, however if your require more information contact the college your applying for and speak to one of the administration tutors for further details.
If you are 24 years of age or over, please click on this link for funding information and a direct link to the government funding site.
* If you are aged 16 -19 courses are usually FREE, however, there are some exceptions e.g. Professional Accredited Courses, Microsoft Academy and some short courses. If you are over 19 you will be expected to pay a course fee, however, you may be eligible for FREE tuition if you are in receipt of certain benefits or it is the first qualification you are undertaking. If you would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, in relation to your own personal circumstances, please call Customer Enquiries on 0845 22 32 567.