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Modern Technologies demand 

the highest level of education 

Access to Higher Education Diploma-Engineering-
Level 3

The Access to HE Diploma is intended as an alternative route into Higher Education for learners with few if any, qualifications. Consequently, there are no formal entry requirements for students applying for this Access to H.E. Diploma (Engineering). However, students with relevant existing qualifications may claim accreditation of prior learning or transfer of credit

Why choose this course?


This course is ideal if you would like to join one of engineering honours degrees but need a preparatory period of study. It provides an alternative entry route if you do not meet university standard entry requirements but have the ability to succeed at degree-level study.

Once you have completed this course, you can join an engineering degree of your choice, dependent on satisfactory grades.

Where will this foundation take me?


Our Engineering Foundation students have gone to university to study Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

Giving students with the ability to succeed the chance to progress onto a range of degree courses in science and engineering at prestige -UK universities.

Age group



6 months (FT) , one year (PT)

Awarding Body:

Open College Network West Midlands


Open College Network West Midlands have contacted and visited the following Higher Education Institutions, who have given their support in the development of a Regional Diploma in Engineering and which provide relevant progression opportunities:


  • Aston University

  • Birmingham City University

  • Staffordshire University

  • University College Birmingham

  • University of Wolverhampton

What are the entry requirements?

Due to the nature of the programme you must demonstrate the ability to be working at a minimum of Level 2 in mathematics and English, this can be demonstrated by a diagnostic test at interview or achievement of a grade 4 (C) or equivalent in GCSE maths.

Will the course suit me?
The Level 3 modules are designed to equip you with the general knowledge and skills required for a career in engineering or to progress to a degree in science.