Certa Access to HE Manufacturing Engineering

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Engineering offers the opportunity to learn new and transferable skills that are in demand locally, nationally and worldwide. The course will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to bring together engineering elements in assignments and projects related to the needs of the engineering sector.

Access courses allow students to progress to university degrees after one year of study at College. The Access programme provides you with the relevant knowledge and study skills you’ll need if you’ve been out of education and want to successfully complete a degree course.

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Course Information

You will experience a specialist Access Engineering Programme, with a strong sector-related emphasis on practical and research skills alongside the development of knowledge and understanding. As you progress through the course, you will not only gain technical knowledge but also other skills such as presentation and communication, research, leadership and management skills.


Who is this course for?

This course is for adults who would like to study at university, but may have been out of education for a while. This course will support your developments of academic skills so that you are fully prepared for when you enrol at university. The course is aimed at 19+ adults and delivered in a flexible, timetabled structure to recognise that you may have other commitments such as employment and/or family.

Units / Modules

You will study:

  • 45 credits graded at Level 3 in subject-specific Engineering modules
  • 15 credits ungraded at Level 3 in Academic Study Skills modules

Subject-specific Engineering modules may include:

  • Engineering Drawing / CAD (6 credits)
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers (6 credits)
  • Electrical/Electronic Principles (6 credits)
  • Mechanical Principles (6 credits)
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering (6 credits)
  • Materials Science (6 credits)
  • Engineering Research Project (9 credits)

Academic Study Skills modules may include:

  • HE Study Skills (9 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (6 credits)

Please note: modules are indicative and may be subject to change.

Benefits / Skills

You will be given the opportunity to work across a broad range of engineering topics to develop skills in Engineering. You will learn about the design of engineering components, manufacturing methods/processes, manufacturing equipment, and various engineering materials required to manufacture these components.

You will develop the required academic skills that will enable you to progress on to further study.

Assessment Types

You will be formally assessed and graded through a range of methods, including:

  • Assignments
  • Reflections
  • Case Studies
  • Practical Projects
  • Evaluations
  • Academic Posters

This range of activities provides the opportunity for everyone to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout the course of their studies.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants must be 19 years old or over to apply and should have attained GCSEs in +maths and English at grade C/4 or above (or international qualifications which are recognised in the UK as equivalent to GCSE qualifications or above) and/or relevant industry experience (assessed by a short interview).

Career Progression

Generally students will progress on to higher level study at a Higher Education institution to study a HNC, HND or a BEng

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


This course will support your progression to our University Centre to study HE


You will develop critical thinking, study skills, academic writing and time management strategies related to Engineering

Trips and Opportunities

Practical hands on skills that are in demand in the Engineering sector

School of Engineering
Leeds City College
Leeds City College