What courses can I do after this?
The Bournemouth and Poole College offers a selection of progression routes, including the HNC/HND in Computing or FdSc leading to BSc in Computer Generated Imagery.
The Access course is a recommended qualification recognised by all universities (please refer to the individual university prospectus for requirements).
What jobs can I get?
The College's extensive facilities include excellent resource centres offering access to the Internet, CDs, videos, audio visual packages and CD Rom, as well as a stock of over 75,000 books, e-books and periodicals. HE study areas/quiet rooms are available and there is also an area dedicated to careers reference material.
To do this course you should have...
Applicants are encouraged from anyone with a desire to work in Computing and IT. Adults enrolling on an Access to HE course have made a conscious decision to return to education, bringing a commitment and wider life experience to their studies. Our Access course is designed to reflect this with applicants demonstrating clear commitment, maturity and motivation. The course is intended for adults who do not have traditional sixth-form or vocational qualifications, allowing them to prepare for and gain entry to degrees and other Higher Education programmes.
Learners are admitted to the programme by application form and formal interview, with a further guidance interview where appropriate. Where necessary, evidence of your determination to succeed may be requested.
Applicants must have achieved GCSE at grade A* to C (grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSE grading) or Level 2 equivalent in English and Maths before the course starts. The College does offer Functional Skills intensive courses and exam entry for English and Maths. For those with English as a second or other language, either IELTS 5.5 or successful completion of The College language assessment is required.
We will offer you the opportunity to check your level in these subjects prior to/at interview and support you in identifying how you can improve these skills if necessary.
What about work experience?
International entry requirements
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.
Subjects studied may include:
- HE Study Skill
- Understanding E-Commerce
- Computer Science Basics
- Introduction to Computer Programming
- Introduction to Web Technologies
- Introduction to Systems Analysis
- Computer Networks
- Introduction to Java Programming.
September 2021 Approximately 16 hours per week + 10-15 hours private study time per week
More about the course
Venue: This course is taught at Lansdowne, Bournemouth
The College Helpline: 01202 205205
Access Co-ordinator: 001202 205394
Course Administrator: 01202 205649
Depending on your age and circumstances you may be entitled to receive significent financial help and/or benefits, and in some cases you may be able to attend the course at no cost to you. For more information please visit thecollege.co.uk/adult-skills/advanced-learner-loan or call 01202 205660.
There is an online guide that explains qualification levels. You can find it at: thecollege.co.uk/adult-skills/guide-qualifications