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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING
Course Overview

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.

Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.

The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college. The specialist engineering units are delivered to the engineering students separately and may be taught alongside engineering students on other courses in the college. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and you set your own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. All resources, assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use and specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly.

Course Content

This course includes the following units:

  • Applied Physics
  • Electronic Principles
  • Design Project
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Science
  • CAD
  • Extended Study
  • Research Skills
English and Maths
If you are aged under 19 and if you do not hold a GCSE grade C or higher in English and Maths, you will be required to work towards these qualifications.
Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. You will also be invited for an Advice & Guidance interview with the tutor.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, we would advise you to consider enrolling on our Pre-Access to Higher Education course and the IGCSE English Language.

Assessment
 Your work will be assessed by presentations, discussion, tests, projects, essays, leaflets, posters, e learning and a research project.  (Any unit with more than one assessment will use different methods to ensure variety and enable you to present information and learning in different formats).
What does this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course would allow you to progress on to the HNC/D in Engineering - either Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical/Manufacturing - at BCoT.  (The HND at BCoT will allow you to complete a one year 'top up' at Southampton Solent University to achieve your full BSc Engineering degree).

You could also choose to apply direct to a University to study engineering or a related degree subject; please check with individual Admissions Tutors if you have a specific university in mind.

Financial Information
If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free.
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
Reduced Fees
Fee concessions may be available if you are out of work, on low income or studying for your first Level 1 or Level 2 qualification.
Bursaries
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.
Travel Subsidy
BCoT offers discount on travel to and from the college for full time students. We offer 50% discount on rail fares and if you are travelling by bus, we offer 25% off Zone 2 buses outside of Basingstoke. There is financial assistance available for those families on a low income.