This course is aimed at adult learners who are looking at achieving a qualification in computer science. It is suitable for anyone who has some knowledge of computers and wishes to formalise that knowledge in preparation for a more advanced course. On this course, you’ll get to work on real-world programming and gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of computer science.
This course will cover the following subjects:
- the fundamentals of algorithms
- the fundamentals of data representation
- computer systems
- the fundamentals of computer networks
- the fundamentals of cyber security
- the ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues surrounding privacy
- aspects of software development
- programming projects.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, we would expect applicants to already have some understanding and knowledge of computers and have, or be working towards, a C (or equivalent) in maths and English. However we do accept applications from candidates who don’t meet these criteria and suitability for this course can be assessed at interview.
Assessment will be via examinations and coursework. There are two exam papers which are sat at the end of the course, plus an assessed programming project.
On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Access Computing course at the College.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.
Course Code: GEVE20
A Full Course Fee: £280
B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0
C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course
D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course
|How old are you?||How much will you pay?|
|16 - 18|
|19 - 23||may be free).(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course|
Please note fees are quoted for one year only.