Access Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Level 2)

Access Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Level 2)

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Access Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Level 2)

This course is for you if you are interested in any form of Engineering including Medical, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil, Structural, Chemical, Petroleum, Architectural, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in addition to Quantity Surveying and related disciplines.

The course provides foundation knowledge with experience of laboratory practical work in addition to equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed at university. It is a one year full time programme taught over 2 semesters, which is recognized by universities as a preparation for entry to degree programmes. 

The programmes run over 2 full days a week at the Park Lane Campus and represent an alternative cost-effective progression opportunity within the college.


Duration 1 year Full Time
Study mode
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Park Lane Campus
Course code TBC

What you will study

Mathematics Units                                    

Calculus and Pure Maths                              

Exploring Algebra and functions                   

Further Calculus                                          

Further Mechanics                                       


Physics Units

Electricity and Electromagnetism

Exploring Particle Physics

Newtonian and Rotational Dynamics

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Waves and Optics

Engineering Units
Conducting a Design project
Exploring Materials and Engineering.  

Mandatory Units

Academic Writing Skills

There are 45 graded units and 15 ungraded

How you will be assessed

Academic skills units are assessed on coursework. Specialist units including Physics, Engineering and Mathematical subjects will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and formal examination in preparation for university degree courses. All work is internally moderated and externally moderated by assessors from the awarding body Certa.

Entry requirement

This course is for adults aged 19+ years only.

Grade requirements: English and Maths at Grade D/3 at GCSE.

Additional requirements: Successful interview. A good base knowledge of Science at level two is recommended (BTEC or GCSE).

What's Next

Progression may include our Access to Higher Education Diploma: Engineering (Level 3).

Please note: you will also need to achieve grade 4 or above in both Maths and English to progress to Access to HE Level 3 study.

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