URL: http://courses.bcot.ac.uk/ExternalPages/CourseSheet.aspx?PROGRAMMECODE=CF58
Access to Higher Education in Computing
Course Overview

This course is aimed at 19+ learners, who perhaps don't have the traditional qualifications, but who want to study Computer Science (or similar) at University.

The course will run on four days a week from 9 – 3am (13 hours over 30 weeks).

Course Content

The computer science element of the course will focus on Programming and Networking as well as IT Systems support. This will give you a solid platform to progress onto university to study a BSc in Computing or a HND (or equivalent) at BCOT.

The course will share common units, such as study skills and science, with other departments such as Access to Health and Applied Sciences.

English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements

You will need to hold at least one of GCSE in English or Maths at grade C or above due to the intensity of the course.

You will be assessed through the completion of a range of assignments and projects; there are no formal exams for this course.
What does this course lead to?
This course is designed to get you to University and is worth between 48 and 144 UCAS points (for September 2017 entry), depending on the grade you achieve.
Additional Costs

Course fees are £3,900 (which includes a £175 Registration fee).

Adult Learning Loans are available for learners who are not entitled to funding; loans repayments may be written off if you successfully progress to University.

Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
Reduced Fees
Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
Travel Subsidy
BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.