Access to HE - Engineering
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The aim of the Access to Engineering course is to enable you to acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to start an engineering degree and help you to fulfil your career potential.

Why choose this course?

The Access to Higher Education courses are designed specifically for adults who may not have the conventional educational requirements, such as A level qualifications, but would like an opportunity to enter higher education.

Access to Engineering is a suitable choice if you’re looking to study a degree in engineering. We will develop your skills and knowledge in the appropriate fields so you’re ready to start a full engineering degree.

What will I learn?

  • Algebra
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Concepts such as Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Access courses are designed for students who have not had the opportunity to access higher education, so formal qualifications are not mandatory.

As part of the application process, an interview and a literacy and numeracy assessment will be required so that our tutors are satisfied that you can benefit from the course and be able to cope with the future requirements of studying in higher education.

Successfully completing an access course will guarantee progression onto a relevant degree course at CU Coventry.

Successful completion

In order to achieve the Access to Higher Education Diploma, you must achieve 60 credits at level 3.

The grades available will be Pass, Merit and Distinction on the graded units.

Fees and funding

The fee for 2019-20 is £3,928. If you're aged 19+ funding is available through the Advanced Learners Loan.

How to apply

You can apply for this programme by completing our online application form.


Successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Engineering course at CU Coventry could grant you a place on the following degree programmes with us:

Subject to meeting specific entry criteria you could also go on to study the following courses at Coventry University:

Duration and delivery

Attendance is usually required from Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-2pm.

How will I be assessed?

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. These may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions or report writing.

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