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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths)

This Course at a Glance 

  • Develop skills in mathematics and theoretical computer science 
  • Explore roles in computational analysis, modelling and simulation 
  • Study artificial intelligence and machine learning at university 
  • 9-12 month average completion time 
  • Study a degree without A Levels 
  • Online study 
  • No exams 

About your Diploma 

With technological advancements accelerating the development of society at a rapid pace, the growth of employment opportunities in areas like computer science, machine learning and artificial intelligence is skyrocketing.  

To work in this highly advanced and complex industry, you need exceptional knowledge and skills surrounding computational systems. This requires you to have detailed knowledge of mathematical principles since they underpin computing and programming concepts like abstract language, algorithms, data structures or differential equations. 

If you want to work in a sector that will change the face of the world as we know it, this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics) will give you a grounding in these essential areas. With this qualification, you can go on to study undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in computer science and related areas that will allow you to work at the forefront of digital innovation.  

Through subjects like Differentiation and Integration, Trigonometry and Algebraic Methods, you’ll gain a practical understanding of the use of computers and recognise their limits.  

You will also study industry specific topics like Networking, Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL), Database Developments and Applications, Designing and Developing a Website, Cyber Threats and Legislation, and more.  

This course also touches on the mathematical components of computer science, and upon completion you will recognise exactly where these two disciplines intersect and complement each other.  

Getting Started 

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading UK distance learning providers. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification. It is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and accepted by most universities.  

Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete this course, but the flexibility of online learning means most of our students finish their Access to Higher Education Diplomas within 9-12 months. As an online course, you can also study from the comfort of home and around your existing commitments.  

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies.  

*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your qualification will be accepted before enrolling on a course. 

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40012402)

Requirements for Entry

If you’re ready to take the next step, you can start your Access to Higher Education Diploma today. Though, by the time you apply to university, you’ll also need to have a GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above to fulfil the entry requirements. 

If you don’t have these qualifications right now, you can work towards them while you complete your Access to HE Diploma. This is something that many of our learners do successfully to ensure their university application criteria is met well ahead of applying.  

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.  

In many cases, to get started on a degree you will need: 

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade  
  • A face-to-face interview at the university  
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university 
  • Course-related work placements or work experience  
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills) 

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not be held accountable if completing this Access to HE Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution. 

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how study is organised and planned 
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning 
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study 
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback 

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task 
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas 

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to use key information sources 
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced 
  • Understand a range of reading strategies 
  • Understand note-making methods 
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment 

Unit 4: Using the Internet & Email 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to use e-mail 
  • Understand how to use the Internet for research and communication 
  • Understand how to evaluate Internet resources 

Unit 5: Using Spreadsheet Software 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know how to use spreadsheet software 
  • Know how to perform calculations on spreadsheet data 
  • Know how to use spreadsheet software to create and develop charts 

Unit 6: Database Applications 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand database terminology 
  • Be able to apply the principles of creating a simple database using a database application 
  • Know how to interrogate databases and create reports 
  • Be able to use a database application to create a database for other users 

Unit 7: Differentiation and Integration 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Apply differentiation 
  • Apply integration 
  • Apply differentiation and integration to solve problems 

Unit 8: Cyber Threats and Legislation 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how attacks are carried out 
  • Understand the ways in which vulnerabilities can be identified 
  • Understand the UK legislation covering cyber security and future strategy 
  • Understand international standards 

Unit 9: Database Development 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the concept of Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) 
  • Understand the implications of database structure in design 
  • Understand the principles of relational databases 
  • Know how to develop a fully functioning relational database 
  • Understand the role of the Database Administrator (DBA) 
  • Know the purpose of a Database Management System (DBMS) 

Unit 10: Trigonometry 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to use trigonometrical functions 
  • Be able to produce trigonometric graphs 
  • Be able to use trigonometry to solve equations and problems 
  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and identifies in the context of 

Unit 11: Fundamentals of Hyper Text Preprocessor (PHP) 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the characteristics of Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 
  • Understand coding standards 
  • Be able to use outputs, variables and programming constructs in PHP 
  • Be able to apply and modify programming constructs in a functioning PHP script 

Unit 12: Algebraic Methods 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply series 
  • Be able to carry out logarithmic calculations 
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds 
  • Be able to solve algebraic problems 

Unit 13: Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the characteristics of Structured Query Language (SQL) 
  • Be able to create and amend databases 
  • Be able to enter, amend and delete data from a database table 

Unit 14: Statistical Research 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to plan an investigation which allows for the collection of statistical data 
  • Be able to carry out an investigation 
  • Be able to interpret and analyse results 
  • Be able to evaluate an investigation 

Unit 15: Designing and Developing a Website 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to design a website to address loosely-defined requirements 
  • Be able to use web development tools to build (X) HTML and CSS-based websites to address well-defined specifications 
  • Understand different web development tools, methodologies and technologies 
  • Understand the technology and tools needed to use multimedia in the context of a website 
  • Be able to embed functional multimedia components in an (X) HTML site 

Unit 16: Networking 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know the diverse types of network systems and devices in common use 
  • Be able to explain the impact of bandwidth on a network 
  • Be able to describe the cable types used in a network 
  • Know how different network technologies operate and communicate 

This course is made up of various units, with an assignment at the end of each one. After each assignment you will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics).  

Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills. 

As part of your programme, you will also receive help and guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.  

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths)

This Course at a Glance 

  • Develop skills in mathematics and theoretical computer science 
  • Explore roles in computational analysis, modelling and simulation 
  • Study artificial intelligence and machine learning at university 
  • 9-12 month average completion time 
  • Study a degree without A Levels 
  • Online study 
  • No exams 

About your Diploma 

With technological advancements accelerating the development of society at a rapid pace, the growth of employment opportunities in areas like computer science, machine learning and artificial intelligence is skyrocketing.  

To work in this highly advanced and complex industry, you need exceptional knowledge and skills surrounding computational systems. This requires you to have detailed knowledge of mathematical principles since they underpin computing and programming concepts like abstract language, algorithms, data structures or differential equations. 

If you want to work in a sector that will change the face of the world as we know it, this Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics) will give you a grounding in these essential areas. With this qualification, you can go on to study undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in computer science and related areas that will allow you to work at the forefront of digital innovation.  

Through subjects like Differentiation and Integration, Trigonometry and Algebraic Methods, you’ll gain a practical understanding of the use of computers and recognise their limits.  

You will also study industry specific topics like Networking, Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL), Database Developments and Applications, Designing and Developing a Website, Cyber Threats and Legislation, and more.  

This course also touches on the mathematical components of computer science, and upon completion you will recognise exactly where these two disciplines intersect and complement each other.  

Getting Started 

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading UK distance learning providers. Our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths) is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification. It is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and accepted by most universities.  

Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete this course, but the flexibility of online learning means most of our students finish their Access to Higher Education Diplomas within 9-12 months. As an online course, you can also study from the comfort of home and around your existing commitments.  

You will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments to keep you on track throughout your studies.  

*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities. It’s always best to check with your chosen institution that your qualification will be accepted before enrolling on a course. 

Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Maths)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics) you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at level 3 (QAA ref: 40012402)

Requirements for Entry

If you’re ready to take the next step, you can start your Access to Higher Education Diploma today. Though, by the time you apply to university, you’ll also need to have a GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above to fulfil the entry requirements. 

If you don’t have these qualifications right now, you can work towards them while you complete your Access to HE Diploma. This is something that many of our learners do successfully to ensure their university application criteria is met well ahead of applying.  

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.  

In many cases, to get started on a degree you will need: 

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade  
  • A face-to-face interview at the university  
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university 
  • Course-related work placements or work experience  
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills) 

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. Stonebridge Associated Colleges will not be held accountable if completing this Access to HE Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution. 

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how study is organised and planned 
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning 
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study 
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback 

Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task 
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task 
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas 

Unit 3: Preparing a Written Assignment 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to use key information sources 
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced 
  • Understand a range of reading strategies 
  • Understand note-making methods 
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment 

Unit 4: Using the Internet & Email 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to use e-mail 
  • Understand how to use the Internet for research and communication 
  • Understand how to evaluate Internet resources 

Unit 5: Using Spreadsheet Software 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know how to use spreadsheet software 
  • Know how to perform calculations on spreadsheet data 
  • Know how to use spreadsheet software to create and develop charts 

Unit 6: Database Applications 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand database terminology 
  • Be able to apply the principles of creating a simple database using a database application 
  • Know how to interrogate databases and create reports 
  • Be able to use a database application to create a database for other users 

Unit 7: Differentiation and Integration 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Apply differentiation 
  • Apply integration 
  • Apply differentiation and integration to solve problems 

Unit 8: Cyber Threats and Legislation 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how attacks are carried out 
  • Understand the ways in which vulnerabilities can be identified 
  • Understand the UK legislation covering cyber security and future strategy 
  • Understand international standards 

Unit 9: Database Development 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the concept of Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) 
  • Understand the implications of database structure in design 
  • Understand the principles of relational databases 
  • Know how to develop a fully functioning relational database 
  • Understand the role of the Database Administrator (DBA) 
  • Know the purpose of a Database Management System (DBMS) 

Unit 10: Trigonometry 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to use trigonometrical functions 
  • Be able to produce trigonometric graphs 
  • Be able to use trigonometry to solve equations and problems 
  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and identifies in the context of 

Unit 11: Fundamentals of Hyper Text Preprocessor (PHP) 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the characteristics of Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 
  • Understand coding standards 
  • Be able to use outputs, variables and programming constructs in PHP 
  • Be able to apply and modify programming constructs in a functioning PHP script 

Unit 12: Algebraic Methods 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply series 
  • Be able to carry out logarithmic calculations 
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds 
  • Be able to solve algebraic problems 

Unit 13: Fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the characteristics of Structured Query Language (SQL) 
  • Be able to create and amend databases 
  • Be able to enter, amend and delete data from a database table 

Unit 14: Statistical Research 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to plan an investigation which allows for the collection of statistical data 
  • Be able to carry out an investigation 
  • Be able to interpret and analyse results 
  • Be able to evaluate an investigation 

Unit 15: Designing and Developing a Website 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to design a website to address loosely-defined requirements 
  • Be able to use web development tools to build (X) HTML and CSS-based websites to address well-defined specifications 
  • Understand different web development tools, methodologies and technologies 
  • Understand the technology and tools needed to use multimedia in the context of a website 
  • Be able to embed functional multimedia components in an (X) HTML site 

Unit 16: Networking 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know the diverse types of network systems and devices in common use 
  • Be able to explain the impact of bandwidth on a network 
  • Be able to describe the cable types used in a network 
  • Know how different network technologies operate and communicate 

This course is made up of various units, with an assignment at the end of each one. After each assignment you will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total in order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Computer Science and Mathematics).  

Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on the academic subject areas included in the course. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you to improve your academic writing and study skills. 

As part of your programme, you will also receive help and guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.  

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