Course overview

Engineering Access to HE City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time access course will give you the knowledge and study skills to progress into Higher Education.

You may already have some qualifications at GCSE, NVQ, BTEC or A level but not enough to get to university.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for adults over 19 who want to enter Higher Education to study for a degree with a strong mathematical component. You should already have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above.

What you'll learn

Our access course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your goal.

You will study Maths, Physics and Engineering Maths on this course, spending three days in college plus 20 self-study hours per week.

Support from a personal tutor and study skills are included in the course.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you’ll need:

  • GCSE Science, Maths and English at Grade 4 (C) or above
  • Strong desire to study
  • Knowledge of course required at university and the entry requirements
  • Commitment to study full time for a year
  • Good organisation, enthusiasm and motivation

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be taught for 15 hours per week in college. This is usually spread over three to four days.

You will also need to undertake 20 of self-study per week.

During the course you will study three modules. These modules will be discussed at interview.

Support from a personal tutor and study skills are included in the course.

Assessment is:

  • Assignment based
  • Coursework
  • Exams

Future career and study opportunities

Previous students have progressed to University to study all branches of Engineering (including Mechanical, Civil, Electronic, Chemical, Aerospace etc), Physics, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Robotics, Prosthetics, etc., as well as other subjects with a strong mathematical component eg. Finance, Economics, and many more.

  • We have long-established links with Universities.
  • We offer guaranteed consideration for a Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College.
  • It is essential that you know what you want to study at University or college and the entry requirements for this year.
  • We recommend you visit Universities on their Open Days.

You should thoroughly research your intended University course and its entry requirements before you apply for an access course.

Additional costs

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.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Fees and applications

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Engineering Access to HE Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1625C01-1
Dates
07/09/2020 - 07/07/2021
Duration
1 years
Days
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Hours per week
14.00
Start Time
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Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £3928. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1625C01-1 07/09/2020 - 07/07/2021 1 years Enquire 14.00 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3928. You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19 to 23 and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. You can also apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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