Here at Ada, we want to futureproof your career. So our students take one of three curriculum pathways (Pioneer, Innovator or Creator) designed to ensure that they thrive in the modern workplace. Learners take Computer Science BTEC as part of every pathway, which gives them the core skills required to develop their digital future.


Pioneers use their programming skill and logic to transform ideas into ground-breaking new technologies.

Subjects (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

  • BTEC Extended Diploma Computing
  • Mathematical Studies (recommended)


  • BTEC Diploma Computing
  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Further Maths (optional)

Career pathways

  • Software engineer
  • Game developer
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Database developer
  • Web designer
  • Machine learning engineer


Innovators use their business-savvy and understanding of behaviour to drive commercial success.

Subjects (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

  • BTEC Extended Certificate Computing
  • A Level Business Studies
  • A Level Psychology

Career pathways

  • Digital marketer
  • IT consultant
  • UX analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Project manager
  • Product development


Creators use their imaginative ideas to build beautiful and compelling products and services.

Subjects (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

  • BTEC Extended Certificate Computing
  • BTEC Creative Digital Media
  • A Level Graphic Communication

Career pathways

  • Animator
  • Graphic designer
  • VFX artist
  • Illustrator
  • Branding & advertising
  • Content producer

Computer Science

Do you want to develop the skills and the technical know-how to change the digital industry? The Computer Science programme is at the core of all three of our curriculum pathways, propelling you to where you want to be.

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Do you want to push the boundaries of human-centred design and user experience? Learn how technology and human behaviour interact by taking Psychology through our Innovator pathway.

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Graphic Communication

Do you have a creative streak? Take Graphics as part of our Creator pathway and explore the latest industry theories before applying them to your design skills in our dedicated Mac suite.


Business Studies

Do you want to thrive in the business world? Take Business Studies as part of our Innovator pathway and unlock knowledge that will serve you well in your choice of industry.

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Creative Digital Media

Do you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the modern media industry? Take Digital Media through our Creator pathway and learn a range of cutting edge creative skills, ranging from graphic design to online magazine production.