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Entry Requirements

A relevant Level 2 qualification. If you do not have GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above you will take a formal assessment in both subjects.

ICT skills are essential and you will have an interview and assessment.

Access courses are designed for those that have been out of education for some time, who may not have formal qualifications but have moderate to substantial work experience.

Who is the course for

Access courses are designed for learners who have been out of education for some time and do not have the formal qualifications normally required for entry to further and higher education who want to study computing and progress to university level.

Course Content

Core units:

  • Information research skills
  • Maths
  • English
  • Computer systems
  • Networks and spreadsheets
  • Applying to HE.

Study Methods

Lectures, group work, workshops, assignments, presentations and timed assessments. Students will also be expected to undertake 10-15 hours of individual study.

How is the course assessed

Assessment for each credit will involve a variety of activities, which include oral presentations, projects essays, practical class work and timed examinations.

Where next - Further Studies

BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Computing and Systems Development at Uxbridge College, an IT-related course or a full or part-time degree.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Tue 20 September 2016

Starts: 20/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00