Computing Access to HE OCNLR Level 3 Diploma
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This Level 3 course is an introduction to Computing across a range of topics including Computer Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, Programming, Web Design, Web Development, Databases, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Systems Analysis, Research Skills, Study Skills and Maths. The course will also help you to improve your writing, ICT and numeracy skills and give you access to a range of University courses. You will receive an Access to HE Diploma on completion of this course with a minimum of 60 credits.

Access courses are designed to enable people aged 19+ to gain a qualification which is accepted by universities as an alternative to A Levels. Access courses are delivered over one year as opposed to the two years required for A Levels. An access course is therefore ideal for anyone who left school without formal qualifications, or for people who wish to change career without having to do two years of A levels.

Course Content

Areas of study will include:

Computer Hardware & Software
Computer Networks (incorporating CISCO Academy CCNA Network Fundamentals)
Operating Systems & File Management
Computer Programming Using Java
Website Design, Creation and Development
Databases
Spreadsheets
Word Processing
Maths (including Statistics & Geometry)
Research Skills
Examination Skills
Career Development

Entry Requirements

You will be interviewed to assess whether the course is appropriate for you - it is an intensive year of study designed to prepare you for a university course. Although no formal qualifications are required, some universities require English and/or maths GCSE at Grade C or above, and you should check with your preferred university. You should be able to read and write English fluently

This course is intended for 19 year old and above students.

First Class Requirements

Notepad, pen & folder for notes, USB stick

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance of 100% (apart from exceptional circumstances) is needed to ensure that you are able to cover all of the course content and assessment successfully.

Regular attendance is essential and will be closely monitored. Students not meeting this requirement may be withdrawn from the course.

Assessment Methods

Learners will be assessed formally through coursework which will be a combination of written work, production of artefacts, presentations, projects, observations etc. This is a level 3 course and all student work is externally moderated by the relevant board.

Further Study Options

You can progress to a BSc Degree course in Computing in a range of prestigious universities including those which are local such as Kingston, Middlesex and Roehampton All our learners received offers in the last academic year. Learners have been successful in securing university places on courses such as Computer Studies, Web Development and Games Design and Entrepreneurship The course also gives skills appropriate for work within an IT department as a trainee programmer, IT technician, IT analyst, web designer/developer or within networking.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email bit@racc.ac.uk. You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Open Days.

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.