Private Courses

Computing – ACCESS Programme (Degree Foundation)


This four month course leads you towards the mastery of computer use in all its aspects including programming and Internet Technology. The incorporation of Communicative Approach and unique English Syllabus is a significant feature of this program.

The curriculum consists of two main areas: Information Technology and English.


The successful completion of the course will earn the student 6 different certificates, two of which are awarded directly by our UK partners.


At the end of this four month programme students can select a path of their desire and further training will be provided on the selected paths.


Entry Requirements

G C E (O/L) 6 Passes or G C E (A/L)
Age 16+



One of the three major awarding bodies in UK, it is a vital and innovative force in education and training. Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) which offered widely recognised vocational qualifications and, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC).


This amalgamation made Edexcel the first awarding body for both academic and vocational qualifications. They offer qualifications in a vast range of subjects that offer breadth and depth of knowledge and which are welcomed by universities and employers alike.


Each of their qualifications has been developed in consultation with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and will certify you for success in the modern and changing world.


Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.


Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.


Edexcel vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were registered onto a BTEC.


BTEC originally stood for the Business & Technology (formally Technician) Education Council, but as of 1996, when it merged with the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to become Edexcel, the initials ‘BTEC’ have remained a brand name for a range of respected vocational qualifications – e.g. BTEC Higher National.


People around the world, look towards BTEC from Edexcel international, when considering vocational qualifications.


Whether you want to leave college with a certified record of achievement or go on to study at university or aim for a higher position in your career, BTEC vocational qualifications will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever changing work environment.


Programme Structure


Duration Module Code Module
04 Months Unit 01 Concepts of Information Technology
Unit 02 Computer Maintenance and File Management
Unit 03 Microsoft Office 2013
Unit 04 Information and Communication
Unit 05 Web Site Development
Unit 06 Computer programming
Unit 07 Hardware and Networking


Scope of Syllabus


Concepts of Information Technology General Concepts
Computer System
Information Network
Health and Safety Environment
Copyright and the law
Computer Maintenance and File Management Computer Environment desktop management
Print Management
Managing  files
Disk Operating System (DOS)
Microsoft Office 2013 Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
Microsoft Access 2013
Information and Communication The Internet Concepts and Terms
Web Navigation
Web Searching
Electronic Mail
Mail Management
Web Site Development HTML
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe Flash CS6
Adobe Dream viewer CS6
Computer programming Programming Techniques
Java (Intermediate )
Hardware and Networking Hardware assemble
Hardware troubleshooting
Basic networking
Internet connectivity


Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

At ACCESS we use variety of methods to access the student’s ability and knowledge. Below are the assessments as carried out for each module:

– Written Examinations

– Practical Test

– Assignment


Panel of Lecturers

A high-caliber, competent, and experienced panel of lecturers ensures that our students gain maximum exposure to the inner workings of the industries through Practical examples, case studies and examples which helps build the foundation for further graduate level studies and also for future employability, whilst providing them with the knowledge to obtain high pass rates. Our lecturers have been well trained in latest teaching techniques and multiple assessment methodologies.


Programs and Awards

Information Technology

–  Diploma in Information Technology

–  Diploma in Programming

–  Diploma in Hardware & Networking

–  Diploma in Web designing



–  Certificate of Proficiency in English – from BCAS


Other Two Certificates from Edexcel UK

–  Diploma in Information Technology – From Edexcel

–  Certificate in English – From edexcel


Career Prospects

While many Access qualifiers continue into full-time education, some students join the workforce. Graduates can enter a variety of IT sectors careers. The programme’s employment/graduate prospects for Access is increasingly higher over the years where graduates were employed with the industry or were continued further higher studies in HND or similar capacity.


Extra-Curricular Activities

The students have the opportunity of taking part in Extra-curricular activities such as CSR projects, exhibitions and etc… where the students can practice their time management and the leadership skills. Also students can do their own research on their respective fields with 24/7 open Research & Development department of School of computing.


Duration and Course fee

Duration 04 Months
Breakdown Course Fee:



Registration Fee: Rs.7,000.00
Initial Payment Rs.15,000.00
Edexcel Registration Rs.10,500.00
Installments: Rs.10,00.00 x 3 Months


Application and Further Details

All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email ([email protected]). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here

For Further Information:

Admissions Enquiries

British College of Applied Studies
32, Dharmarama Road,
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2559255, +94 11 2501145
Email: [email protected]



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