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Access to HE Computing at Stanmore College

Course description

The Access to Computing course is designed for learners who have been away from education for some time and who possibly have some work experience in the field of their chosen programme. The course will run over a period of 30 weeks (12 hours a week which could possibly run in the day and/or evening) The programme aims:
To provide HE progression opportunities for adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, do not have the necessary qualifications;
To give learners a general introduction to the basic concepts of computing; 
To help learners to develop and consolidate the various skills required to enable them to cope successfully with the demands of undergraduate study.

Course content

By the end of the course learners will achieve a level 3 qualification in Computing. Units studied include:

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Entry requirements

Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths. Basic IT skills are essential and therefore learners will be required to complete an initial IT skills test.

Yes there will be an initial interview. Learners with no formal level 2 qualifications will be required to sit an English and Maths Test.


Assessment is based on a portfolio marked by the teacher and validated by examiners. There are test in some units and there will be some units where work will be assessed through observations and witness statements.

Future opportunities

Most learners will progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Computing. These may include some of the following areas of degree level study: Software Engineering, Information Systems, Network Management and other Professional qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanmore College directly.

Last updated date: 07 June 2016
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