Access to Higher Education Diploma (Applied Computing)

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

This is a new course that prepares you for progression to Higher Education to study Computing.

The objective of the course is to provide a supportive and friendly environment to enable you to develop your potential and to prepare you for University-level study.

What Will I Learn?

You will study Applied Information Systems, System Architecture, Software Development and Additional Academic Modules.

A range of units is studied for each specific area with practical sessions to enhance understanding of the theory, such as Database, Software for Controlling Systems, IT Security and Multimedia units.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required however you will be invited to undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to interview to determine your suitability for the course. As the course requires a high level of dedication and academic rigour, you may be directed to a more appropriate programme of study.


You will be assessed by continual assessment. You will also be expected to maintain your course files and all portfolios to the required standards.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply Higher Education in a wide range of Computing-related areas or seek employment.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • IT specialist manager

    Average salary: £36,017

  • IT project or programme manager

    Average salary: £48,087

  • IT business analyst, architect or systems designer

    Average salary: £38,942

  • Programmer or software development professional

    Average salary: £31,044

  • Web design or development professional

    Average salary: £25,916

  • Information technology or telecommunications professional n.e.c.

    Average salary: £31,863


IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.


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