Course overviewEngineering Access to HE City of Bristol College
This Access to HE course is a one-year, full-time Level 3 course specifically designed to enable you to develop the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education.
This pathway is suitable for those wanting to study Engineering, Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Accounting or anything else with a significant mathematical component at university.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults over 19 who want to enter Higher Education. You should already have GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above.
What you'll learn
The Access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goals. You need to be very committed to study and focused on your career choice.
You will study Maths, Engineering Maths and Physics.
- Applications of Trigonometry
- Applied Mathematics for Engineering
- Arithmetic and Algebraic methods
- Functions and Graphs
- The Algebra of Trigonometry
- Vectors and Matrices
- Motion Energy and Forces
- Atomic Physics
Course entry requirements
- Apply online via the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page
- You will be required to include a personal statement (approximately one side of A4), within the application form. Please prepare this in advance before starting the application process. You will need to include:
- Why you are applying for the course
- What you would like to study at university, and why
- Any experience you have in relation to the Access course, this may be educational, voluntary and/or work based
- GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above
- Writing skills will be assessed prior to enrolment
- Knowledge of course required at university
- Strong desire to study
- Commitment to study full-time for a year
- Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation
How is the course delivered and assessed?
- 14 taught hours per week in college usually spread over three to four days
- 20 self-study hours per week
- Support from a personal tutor and Study Skills are included in the course
Future career and study opportunities
This course prepares students to apply for a wide range of university degree courses and is particularly appropriate for those wanting to develop the strongest mathematical skills. Past students have progressed to university to study subjects including Physics, Astrophysics, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Robotics, Prosthetics, as well as many branches of Engineering including Mechanical, Civil, Electronic, Chemical, Aeronautic, Auto, Marine, Railway etc.
There are also a number of HND/Foundation Degrees at City of Bristol College.
- It is essential that you know what you want to study at university or college
- Thoroughly research your intended university course and its entry requirements before you apply for an Access course
- We recommend you visit universities on their Open Days
- We have long-established links with universities
- We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.