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IT & Computing

This intensive one-year programme provides a balance of essential study skills with specialist knowledge that prepare students to study in the Digital Technologies and Computer Science field.

L3 Access to HE Diploma in Digital Technology and Computer Science is awarded to students who successfully complete the course and meet awarding body standards

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    You must be at least 19 years old. GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C or 9-4 plus a substantial Level 2 qualification in a related subject, is preferred. However individuals who do not have these qualifications but can demonstrate the necessary skills are encouraged to apply.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is based through activities that are internally set by the tutor. These could include case studies, practical tasks /demonstrations, question/answer, tests/exams and tutor observation.


    Case studies

    Oral presentation

    Practical tasks/demonstrations

    Question and answer (written and oral)

    Tests/exams with seen or unseen papers


    Written assignments

    Written essays/reports

    Aims of the course

    The course aims to provide specialist subject knowledge that widens your knowledge and experience in the Digital skills sector. To help learners who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge.

    Progression Opportunities

    After successfully completing the course you can apply for degree courses in areas related to Digital Technologies and Computer Science. These may include Data Analytics, Games Design and a wide range of related degrees.


    We have a wide range of computer labs where you will learn a range of skills and break out areas for independent learning

    Career Options

    Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Digital Technologies and / Computer Science. These may also include some of the following areas of Degree level study and employment/ apprenticeship at a junior level: Artificial Intelligence / Robotics, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Technologies, Games Design, Games Development, Information Systems, Software Engineering and a wide range of combined and related degrees.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 13/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,928 p/year
24+ £3,928 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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Chernoh Wuriee

Chernoh Wuriee

I have been able to attain a First Class degree and all this was possible because of what Sandra Fernando and other IT Tutors taught me – I really do appreciate their teaching and support. Thanks and keep doing the good work!

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