Specific entry requirements
Typically entrants will possess
- a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level (in Maths, Physics or a closely related subject), plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.
- a National Certificate or Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, including merits in the applied units, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.
Students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting that have a line manager's letter of support and recommendation are encouraged to apply.
Work-based learning is an integral part of the Foundation Degree programme. Thus, a key characteristic of a Foundation Degree is close co-operation with relevant employers. Entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of their employer and will need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning, e.g. a letter of employer support with the application form. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement). If during the course of the programme a student loses their work or access to the work-place then alternative arrangements, if feasible, will be made as soon as possible. Whilst the college will facilitate as far as possible, fundamentally, it remains the learner’s responsibility to secure such access in order to complete the assessment on the programme.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
Selection process Applicants are normally interviewed and may be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, especially where experiential learning is used to support admission, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme and to check on the suitability of the work environment to which applicants have access.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements
How to apply
Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.
For part-time study, apply directly to the college on a college application form.
International students will normally have to study full-time unless they have full-time employment within the UK.
International students requiring a Tier 4 visa cannot study this course at Solihull College, but can apply to study it at our other partners.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
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