Specific entry requirements
Typically entrants will possess:
- National Certificate / Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, minimum grade MM, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.
- Employment in an appropriate workplace setting with their organisation’s support for the programme.
Entrants with equivalent qualifications and experience will be accepted on an individual basis. Full-time students may be admitted with equivalent qualifications and experience subject to identifying suitable work placements.
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.
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
For part-time study, apply directly to the college.
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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