Progression to Access in Computing

, Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“I decided to study at Leeds City College because I liked the equipment and the rooms that they had, and I liked how it was a whole new space – it had only recently been built so everything was brand spanking new and it looked really clean and really nice.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


Course Information


The Digital and IT Employability Skills Pathway Level 2 focusses on developing in-demand skills that are essential for progressing within the sector.

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You will work in a team to develop problem solving, critical thinking and
leadership skills through a range of industry-specific activities including
website building, coding and programming robots. You will study emerging
technology, such as virtual reality and drone technology, and practice building
and taking apart computers.

The course will run over 33 weeks and will be around 6 hours per week in the
daytime. Please enquire for specific details by emailing

Assessment types:

  • Assignments.
  • Presentations.
  • Professional discussions.
  • Practical demonstrations.


Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who have an interest in developing the skills required for the fast paced digital and IT sector.

Course units/modules

  • IT Software Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies
  • Website Software and Building Websites
  • Group and Team Work Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Through Coding and Robotics
  • Critical Thinking and Computer Components
  • Leadership Skills
  • Developing Personal Study Skills

Benefits and skills

  • This qualification will help you grow in confidence and increase your knowledge of the digital and IT landscape.
  • Skills you will gain during the course are widely used in the workplace and you will gain competency around sector-specific skills and practices.
  • This course will be delivered using a blended approach, which is a combination of classroom and online learning.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.

It is suggested that learners complete the ECDL Essentials Level 1 short course before progressing on to this course.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include Access to HE Computing Level 3 to develop sector-specific skills in digital, IT and computer science.

Course details

Duration: 33 weeks
Start Date: 23/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 76658-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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