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Computing - AS/A Level at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to develop a broad understanding of Computing and Programming? This course is aimed at a wide range of students who wish to learn how to program computers and the theoretical aspects of how computers actually work. Computer Hardware, Databases and Web Applications are also covered in this course. These days, having a detailed knowledge of coding is now a major benefit to any individual who would like to work in any technical field.

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Our staff will be happy to help you put together a programme of study suited to your needs. The course can also be taken on a part-time basis by mature students.

Course content

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures and classroom work
  • Listening, reading and responding 
  • Practical project work.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st language). Specific additional entry requirements will be discussed with you at interview.
  • Consideration will be given to mature students without recognised qualifications. 
  • Entry onto the full A Level is based on your performance at AS Level. 
  • All students must have an interest in computers and how they work.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is assessed as follows:

  • The project and portfolio work will be externally assessed in May.

Future opportunities

Whether you study the full A Level or just the AS Level, the course adds to your qualifications and helps you to progress. You will gain UCAS points and be able to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions, including Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

If you choose to continue your studies in a related subject, there are many university courses available, and your studies on the A Level course will help you to make an informed choice from the options available. You could progress onto a degree in the Computing field at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai or elsewhere, or work in a sector where a good working knowledge of computers is needed.

Career opportunities

  • University level course such as a Foundation or Honours Degree
  • Employment
  • Continue with studies with a work-based qualification at the college


Further information

Programme code: 0014C03B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Dolgellau
  • Pwllheli

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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