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Computing (Cloud Computing) Access to Higher Education

Level 3 - Advanced

Computing (Cloud Computing) Access to Higher Education

This exciting and practical course has been designed to meet the needs of the British computing industry. You will cover a wide range of topics designed to give you the opportunity to specialise later on, these include software design & development, games development, computer systems and mobile applications.  You will also cover a module called the HE Toolkit which gives you study skills for university.

Key skills you will learn on the course are:

  • SQL (Programming Language)
  • JavaScript (Programming Language)
  • Agile Methodology
  • C# (Programming Language)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • .NET Framework
  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
  • Java (Programming Language)
  • Software Development
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services
  • PHP (Scripting Language)
  • Application Programming Interface (API).



Matthew Boulton College




Sutton Coldfield College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 33 Weeks

You will need to be working at level 2 English and maths and  demonstrate your commitment to the course. You should have had a period of time away from studying and have an interest in pursuing a career in the IT professions. Applicants need to be 19 years old or over.

This course is assessed by coursework which emphasises practical work and any work place experience you may have.  Coursework may involve essays, presentations, reports, discussions and a portfolio of evidence.

Students progress onto computing and IT related degree courses which after completion can lead to careers in a wide range of IT and computing areas. These include games development, software design and work with databases, cybersecurity and systems development.

By enrolling on our courses students become part of our Creative and Digital Career College which helps them to further develop their employability skills and network with employers in a range of activities such as live briefs, workshops, guru talks, etc.

  • Range of Programming and Web Design modules
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Databases
  • Investigation into Design considerations for Websites
  • Cyber Security
  • IT systems
  • Study Skills

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