Access to HE Diploma: Engineering
This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and is ideal if you want to change careers or start a career in Engineering. You will gain the foundation knowledge to tackle engineering studies at a higher level and, with this qualification, you will be able to meet the entry requirements of most engineering apprenticeships and degrees.
Engineering presents a realm of opportunities as it is a skill that is always in demand in almost every industry. Engineers apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to imaginative ideas in order to create and implement advanced technologies and solutions. A career in engineering is perfect for creative and scientifically minded people and this course is your next step towards that career.
You will study in college for 10 hours a week and complete the rest of your studies independently and in study skills sessions. If you are prepared to study hard, this is a great flexible course to fit around your lifestyle and working commitments - voluntary or paid work in the engineering world will strengthen your university application and is recommended.
The Weston College Access team personalise your schedule of learning to suit you, and this is one of the reasons we see success and progression to university rates significantly above the national average.
- Algebra and Trigonometry
- Electrical Principles
- Engineering Design – CAD
- Engineering Dynamics
- Practical Science
You will also develop skills such as:
- Project Management
- Presenting Information using ICT
- Computer Programming
- Writing Reports
- Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience
With the discounts we offer most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees. If you are aged 19- 23 your tuition and exam fees could be free. All adult learners who are UK residents can take out up to 4 Advanced Learner Loans. Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learning Loan balances you owe on completion of an eligible Access to HE course.
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, coursework, project work and examinations.
This course will help you progress onto most engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical or manufacturing degree courses or degree apprenticeship courses. You could progress to University Centre Weston and study HND Engineering, HND Civil Engineering or a Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering
If you are considering more competitive programmes such as aerospace engineering, please check UCAS to find out if your chosen university accepts this.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths (Level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the Access course).
Category & Subject AreaAccess to Higher Education Courses for adults Courses for adults Engineering
iAn interview is required for this course.
Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.