Activate Learning

Computing (Security) Activate Learning Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Activate Learning has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This qualification prepares you for employment within the growing industry of cyber security. It offers a progression route into a number of roles within IT and computing professions. HNDs are recognised by employers and allow direct progression into employment. Students will have the use of the latest computing technology including a Cisco networking lab, NAO robots and Lego Mindstorm robots.

Course details


Module Map
Each module carries equal weighting of 15 credits with the exception of Computing Research Project which carries a weighting of 30 credits.
Students complete a total of 240 credits. Your overall grade for the certificate is based on grades obtained for all modules taken.

Year 1
Programming- Networking- Professional Practice- Database Design and Development- Security- Managing a Professional Computing Project- Website Design and Development- Maths for Computing

Year 2
Computing Research Project- Business Intelligence- Cryptography- Forensics- Information Security Management- Robotics- Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 13II
Institution code O25
Campus name Reading College
Campus code D

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level CCC Minimum of 1 x C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
Scottish Higher CCC

GCSE maths and English C grade or above or Functional Skills level 2.
Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be admitted with credit for up to a maximum of 120 credits at level 4
Work experience can be taken into consideration
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate minimum IELTS 6.0 in reading and writing components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road

Course contact details

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Sue Taylor, HE Admissions Co-ordinator