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  • 600 notional learning hours

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

This Course at a Glance

  • Solve real-world problems with creative solutions
  • Get qualified for a host of dynamic and innovative careers
  • Perfect for creative and scientifically minded people
  • Go to university without A Levels
  • Learn at home
  • No exams

About your Diploma

Careers built around creativity expand much further than those in art, fashion and interior design. The world that exists around us is forever evolving, and the people who facilitate societal change are creative visionaries in themselves. 
 
Engineers apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to imaginative ideas in order to create and implement advanced technologies and solutions. From drug delivery systems to spacecraft, AI technology and modern infrastructure, there’s almost no end to the value of engineers. 
 
You can gain the foundation knowledge and qualification required to study engineering at degree level with an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering). In this online course, you will study modules relating to everything from atomic structure, to mechanics, engineering maths and chemical change. 
 
With this knowledge and more, you will be ready to tackle engineering studies at the higher level, and with this qualification, you will be able to meet the entry requirements of most engineering degrees. 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that can help you achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a nationally recognised qualification set at Level 3, that is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete the course, however, the flexibility of online study means it is possible to complete it much sooner. For this reason, the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months, which allows them to get university ready within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering), (QAA ref = 40014253), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

You must hold Level 2 qualifications in both English and Maths, or be working towards them alongside studying your Access to Higher Education Diploma. You will also need to have a UK address to enrol.

University Entry Criteria

It must be reiterated that each university will set its own admission criteria. So, you must check with your desired institution if your Access to HE Diploma and other qualifications will be accepted.

In many cases, to get started on healthcare courses at university, you will need:

  • A certain number of credits passed with a merit or a distinction grade
  • A face-to-face interview at the university
  • Literacy and numeracy assessments provided by the university
  • Course-related work placements or work experience
  • GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills, etc.)

It is your responsibility to check that your Access to HE Diploma will be accepted as part of these entry requirements for your chosen degree. learndirect will not be held accountable if completing this Access to Higher Education Diploma doesn’t secure you a position with a higher education institution.

Minimum age restriction

This course is ideally suited to those who have completed full-time education but have not achieved the grades required to get into university.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 9-12 months.

Assessment requirements

A range of assessment methodologies are used, including: work book, essay, formula sheet, portfolio, series of questions, worksheet, academic writing skills tasks

Exams required

There are no exams included in the assessment of the course.

Membership required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Additional requirements

Learners must be actively studying for a minimum of six months before results can be ratified and certificates ordered. The six month period does not start until you have passed unit 2 of your course and you must be submitting assignments regularly (in line with the deadlines in your Individual Learning Plan) to meet this six month requirement. Certificates can only be issued once your course is paid for in full.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 12-16 weeks from your final assignment being marked and graded, depending on the time of year. You will be provided with regular updates throughout the certification process so that you are fully informed of your individual timeframes.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Unit 1: Arrangement and Trends in the Periodic Table

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the arrangement of elements in the periodic table
  • Understand the periodicity of period 3 of the periodic table
  • Understand ionisation energies in relation to period 3
  • Understand the oxidation and reduction effects of reactions
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals

Unit 2: Hydrocarbons, Alkenes and Alkanes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of organic compounds
  • Understand alkane structure and reactions
  • Understand alkene structure and reactions

Unit 3: Molarity and Chemical Change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to calculate solution concentrations
  • Understand enthalpy change
  • Be able to analyse data to determine reaction order
  • Understand chemical equilibrium

Unit 4: Algebraic and Trigonometric Techniques in Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques in engineering applications
  • Be able to use matrix algebra to solve simple technical problems
  • Be able to perform trigonometric functions to calculate basic and inverse ratios and plot equations
  • Be able to prove trigonometric identities and apply rules to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to use Pascal’s triangle and binomial theorem to expand mathematical expressions and solve engineering problems

Unit 5: Energy and Motion in Mechanical Science

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to perform linear and angular motion calculations
  • Be able to perform calculations on the effect of forces on materials
  • Be able to solve problems related to friction
  • Be able to perform heat energy and transfer calculations
  • Be able to perform torque related calculations

Unit 6: Calculus for Scientists

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation
  • Know how to perform integration
  • Be able to solve problems involving differentiation and integration

Unit 7: Mathematic Principles Applied to Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess complex expressions and solve engineering problems using the laws of logarithms and indices
  • Be able to use algebraic techniques to solve problems
  • Be able to solve engineering problems using a range of mathematical techniques

Unit 8: Principles of Mechanical Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to perform vector calculations
  • Be able to perform vector resolution calculations
  • Understand uniformly accelerated motion
  • Be able perform projectile motion calculations
  • Be able to use Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Be able to perform calculations involving the principles of momentum and conservation
  • Understand the concepts of energy, work, and power
  • Understand the components of internal energy
  • Be able to perform calculations related to the ideal gas laws
  • Understand the basic principles of kinetic theory of gases

Unit 9: Trigonometric Functions, Ratios and Rules

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and ratios
  • Be able to solve equations and problems by employing trigonometric rules
  • Be able to construct proofs by applying trigonometric rules
  • Be able to illustrate trigonometric functions graphically

Unit 10: Engineering Calculus

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation techniques applied to engineering
  • Be able to use calculus to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to apply integration techniques

Unit 11: Exploring Using Algebra

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use series
  • Be able to perform logarithmic calculations
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds
  • Be able to solve algebraic equations

Unit 12: Exploring the Structure of the Atom

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the properties of protons, electrons, and neutrons
  • Understand the distribution of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom/isotope
  • Understand s, p, and d orbitals
  • Understand the relationship between ionisation energies and reactivity
  • Understand how ionisation energy data is reflected in the periodic table

Unit 13: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 14: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 15: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Engineering). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on academic content. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you advance your study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to conduct.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

This Course at a Glance

  • Solve real-world problems with creative solutions
  • Get qualified for a host of dynamic and innovative careers
  • Perfect for creative and scientifically minded people
  • Go to university without A Levels
  • Learn at home
  • No exams

About your Diploma

Careers built around creativity expand much further than those in art, fashion and interior design. The world that exists around us is forever evolving, and the people who facilitate societal change are creative visionaries in themselves. 
 
Engineers apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to imaginative ideas in order to create and implement advanced technologies and solutions. From drug delivery systems to spacecraft, AI technology and modern infrastructure, there’s almost no end to the value of engineers. 
 
You can gain the foundation knowledge and qualification required to study engineering at degree level with an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering). In this online course, you will study modules relating to everything from atomic structure, to mechanics, engineering maths and chemical change. 
 
With this knowledge and more, you will be ready to tackle engineering studies at the higher level, and with this qualification, you will be able to meet the entry requirements of most engineering degrees. 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that can help you achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a nationally recognised qualification set at Level 3, that is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete the course, however, the flexibility of online study means it is possible to complete it much sooner. For this reason, the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months, which allows them to get university ready within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

On successful completion of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering), (QAA ref = 40014253), you will receive a Skills & Education Group Access, QAA recognised, Access to Higher Education Diploma at Level 3. As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Arrangement and Trends in the Periodic Table

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the arrangement of elements in the periodic table
  • Understand the periodicity of period 3 of the periodic table
  • Understand ionisation energies in relation to period 3
  • Understand the oxidation and reduction effects of reactions
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals

Unit 2: Hydrocarbons, Alkenes and Alkanes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact of organic compounds
  • Understand alkane structure and reactions
  • Understand alkene structure and reactions

Unit 3: Molarity and Chemical Change

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to calculate solution concentrations
  • Understand enthalpy change
  • Be able to analyse data to determine reaction order
  • Understand chemical equilibrium

Unit 4: Algebraic and Trigonometric Techniques in Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques in engineering applications
  • Be able to use matrix algebra to solve simple technical problems
  • Be able to perform trigonometric functions to calculate basic and inverse ratios and plot equations
  • Be able to prove trigonometric identities and apply rules to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to use Pascal’s triangle and binomial theorem to expand mathematical expressions and solve engineering problems

Unit 5: Energy and Motion in Mechanical Science

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to perform linear and angular motion calculations
  • Be able to perform calculations on the effect of forces on materials
  • Be able to solve problems related to friction
  • Be able to perform heat energy and transfer calculations
  • Be able to perform torque related calculations

Unit 6: Calculus for Scientists

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation
  • Know how to perform integration
  • Be able to solve problems involving differentiation and integration

Unit 7: Mathematic Principles Applied to Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess complex expressions and solve engineering problems using the laws of logarithms and indices
  • Be able to use algebraic techniques to solve problems
  • Be able to solve engineering problems using a range of mathematical techniques

Unit 8: Principles of Mechanical Engineering

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to perform vector calculations
  • Be able to perform vector resolution calculations
  • Understand uniformly accelerated motion
  • Be able perform projectile motion calculations
  • Be able to use Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Be able to perform calculations involving the principles of momentum and conservation
  • Understand the concepts of energy, work, and power
  • Understand the components of internal energy
  • Be able to perform calculations related to the ideal gas laws
  • Understand the basic principles of kinetic theory of gases

Unit 9: Trigonometric Functions, Ratios and Rules

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use trigonometric functions and ratios
  • Be able to solve equations and problems by employing trigonometric rules
  • Be able to construct proofs by applying trigonometric rules
  • Be able to illustrate trigonometric functions graphically

Unit 10: Engineering Calculus

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use differentiation techniques applied to engineering
  • Be able to use calculus to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to apply integration techniques

Unit 11: Exploring Using Algebra

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to use series
  • Be able to perform logarithmic calculations
  • Be able to solve problems involving surds
  • Be able to solve algebraic equations

Unit 12: Exploring the Structure of the Atom

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the properties of protons, electrons, and neutrons
  • Understand the distribution of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom/isotope
  • Understand s, p, and d orbitals
  • Understand the relationship between ionisation energies and reactivity
  • Understand how ionisation energy data is reflected in the periodic table

Unit 13: Learning and Study Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to plan and organise study activity
  • Understand the application of learning theories relating to personal learning
  • Be able to create a range of strategies to address the factors which may impact upon study
  • Understand the value of assessment feedback

Unit 14: Planning and Writing an Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to select and assess appropriate source information in response to a task
  • Be able to reference sources used in a recognised style
  • Understand different reading strategies
  • Be able to take effective notes
  • Be able to plan, draft and produce a written assignment

Unit 15: Writing and Studying Academic Texts

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write academically and with relevance
  • Be able to interpret and express ideas in a piece of academic work
  • Be able to analyse and summarise text, and appreciate the problems caused by plagiarism

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Engineering). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on academic content. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you advance your study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to conduct.

 

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