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)




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


Module Code


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


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.

Application and Further Details

All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email ( 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

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