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Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Rules of Combination and Approved Unit List (2017-18)

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Information for learners

Is this the right qualification for you?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computing) is a Level 3 qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university.

It is designed for:

  • adults with a current or previous role or interest in computing and information technology;
  • adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;
  • adults from groups under-represented in higher education;
  • adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a computing related profession.

Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to computing. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Computer Science, Information Technology, Business and Information Systems, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, Cyber Security and Games Design degrees. In addition, some colleges may offer internal progression to, for example, Higher National Diplomas in Computing or related areas.

You can find out more about the Access to HE Diploma in our Guide for Learners and Learner Area.

Where can you study this Access to HE Diploma?

Access to HE Diplomas are delivered by OCN London centres including Further Education Colleges, and Adult and Community Education Centres. The following centres are approved to deliver this qualification:

City and Islington College
City of Westminster College
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
EThames Graduate School
Harrow College
HCUC - Uxbridge
Kingston College
Lambeth College
Lewisham Southwark College
London South East Colleges – Bexley Campus
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College - RACC Campus
Stanmore College
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
Warwickshire College

You can find out more about these centres and the Diplomas that they offer by visiting their pages in our Access to HE Course Directory and by contacting them directly.

Information for centres

How can we deliver this qualification?

You can enquire about becoming an approved centre for delivering Access to HE Diplomas by completing the Centre Approval Enquiry Form.

You can find out more about the delivery of the Access to HE Diploma by reading our Access to HE Brochure and the OCN London Access to HE Diploma Guide.

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