The course is of an equivalent level to A Level and the content reflects current trends in the areas of computing, business and multimedia. Currently the course attracts students who have been out of full-time education for two years or more and now wish to undertake this course to gain access to university. Successful students who obtain final mark of 70% or more have progressed to study degrees as diverse as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Systems Development, Accountancy, Web Design, Creative Technologies, Gaming, Business Management, Business Enterprise, Business Information Systems, and Teaching. Students who successfully complete the course may also progress to further and higher education courses within Belfast Met, including HND and Foundation Degree programmes.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
University entry currently requires 65% in Level 3 or above for Business and Multimedia related Degrees.
For entry to Computer Science 72% overall in Level 3 and 74% in NICATS Maths Level 2 are currently required (subject to change by universities).
Applicants should be at least 19 years’ old and, have been out of formal education for at least two consecutive years before commencing the course.
As a minimum requirement, applicants must provide evidence of basic competence in communication in English and numeracy skills
Applicants must demonstrate a motivation for and an ability to cope with the academic demands of the programme.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered, as will relevant industrial/technological experiential learning.
The College may enhance these criteria in the event of over-subscription.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Course Co-ordinator: Robert Walsh
Tel: 028 9026 5086 Email: ACE@belfastmet.ac.uk