L3 Access to Higher Education in Computer Science

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This course equips you with the knowledge and practical skills relating to computer science. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to our Applied Computing Foundation Degree or Cyber Security and Networking Degree. Access courses are an alternative route to get into university if you don’t meet the entry requirements. Please check the requirements of your chosen course to make sure this qualification is appropriate. This course is offered either on a part-time or full-time basis.


Who is this course for?

Are you looking to pursue your favourite subject at university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements? Designed for adult learners, our Access to HE qualifications bridge the gap between GCSEs and higher education and are recognised by many universities in the UK.

We also have a selection of Access foundation programmes that prepare you for our Access to HE courses. Didn’t get your GCSEs or need them to be higher? Our Access Foundation GCSE programme will support you with achieving passes in five GCSEs.

 If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and/or Maths, but have grade 3s, why not consider the L2 Progression to Access in Computing course

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths at a grade 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalents.

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Course Details


1 year

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Full time

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Course Fee (Adult)

£3,384   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds, this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019)

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