Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Computing | Level 3
Why this course?
You will study a variety of units including relational database design, programming, hardware, software, networking and mathematics for computing.
You will obtain good knowledge and technical skills to help you gain employment in the computing industry at a junior level.There is no formal work experience but there will be outside speakers and visits relevant to the course.
On successful completion of this Level 3 course you may wish to continue your studies on the HND Computing course at Brighton MET or any university in the UK. As a student on our Access to Computing course you will also be supported with your UCAS application and to prepare for university admissions interviews.
Although this is a feeder course into university, we have had several students who decided not to attend university and sought employment directly after completing the course.
You must have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and Maths (or recognised equivalent).
Successful applicants with a grade 3 (D) in Maths can retake this required qualification alongside this Access course.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department.
Access to Computing is an intensive course with an ethos of hard work and commitment. You will be supported to achieve the highest grades you can in every formal assignment, and encouraged to find solutions to the challenges you will meet on the way. This is what makes our course the very best preparation for university and for the professional arena in the future.
The full Access Diploma is worth 60 level three credits; 45 are graded credits and the remaining 15 must be achieved but are ungraded.
- Introduction to Programming
- Data Structure and File Handling
- Selection and Repetition
- Setting up and populating a set of tables in a database application
- Bytes to Buses
- Algebra and Graphs
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Querying and Manipulating Tables in a database application
- Hardware and Software
- Extended Independent Academic Research
- Critical Thinking
- Reviewing and Planning for the Future
- Research Skills for Academic Study
- Algebra and Graphs
- Essay Skills
Why the MET?
We have the most up-to-date computing facilities including;
• Latest generation 6 Intel i7 CPU with 16 GB RAM and 2TB hard disk
• 22" widescreen monitors
• Log in with full administrative rights
• Our private development network isolated from the rest of the college
• An array of latest generation virtualisation servers
• 12TB of development storage
• Fast internet connection (over 75 Mbps up and down)
• Unlimited Google Drive storage
Our previous students have gone on to work in:
- Account management
- Business analyst
- Web development
- Support technician
- Network engineering
- Games development
- Software development
The course fee for 21/22 entry is £3,384.00.
Level 3 entitlement
Course is free if you meet the following criteria
If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: email@example.com | 01273 667704
Advanced Learner Loan
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