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What's Involved

If you want to go to university to study an Engineering degree but do not have a formal academic qualification, this course if the perfect next step for you. You will study a range of modules from maths, physics, electronics and ICT.

You will be taught through group activities, discussion, surveying college buildings, and studying the practical applications of engineering.

Entry Requirements

You will require GCSE mathematics and English at grade 4 (C) or above. A successful interview and screening test are required as well as a satisfactory reference.

This is an ideal course for adults aged 19+ who want to study Engineering in Higher Education: · adults with a current or previous role or interest in an engineering related area; · adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education; · adults from groups under-represented in higher education; · adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering an engineering related profession.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.

Where will it take me?

On successful completion of this programme, students may progress onto a range of courses at university. Successful students can progress onto a variety of Degrees. Most universities require a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and many require some to be achieved at Merit or Distinction. Students can join HNC Engineering after this course.

You could progress to study engineering at degree level.

The College is one of the few in the UK which offers an Access to Higher Education Engineering Diploma.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is based on a portfolio marked by your teachers and validated by examiners. There are tests in some units.

Units to be taught:

Study skills (15 Credits) Calculus L3 (6 Credits)

In addition, 45 credits will come from the following units (3 Cedits per unit):

Circuit Electricity L3
Electricity and Magnetism L3
Energy and Charge L3 Motion and Energy L3 Introduction to Digital and Microelectronics L3
Physical Quantities and Forces L3 Properties of Matter L3 Power Supplies L3
Semiconductors Diodes and Transistors L3 Waves and Telecommunications L3 Further Arithmetic Skills L3 Trigonometrical Equations and Identities L3 Vectors and Matrices L3

Where and When

Engineering, Access To HE Diploma

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J436C3F-19 Full Time 10/09/2019 N/A £0 £2,750 £0

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year, they are estimated at this stage and will be confirmed at enrolment.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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