This is the right option for you if you want to study engineering at university and go on to a career in this highly varied sector. There are countless different branches of engineering to choose from, with a strong demand for qualified professionals.
You would need to gain five GCSEs at grade C or above (grade 5 or above), including Maths at Grade B (grade 6).
Take a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and choose an A Level to study alongside it from:
The Engineering Diploma, taught by staff from Sandwell College's highly-experienced Engineering Department, covers a broad range of engineering specialist areas including electrical and electronic, mechanical, and others such as manufacturing. Topics include:
•Computer Aided Design
•Health and Safety
•Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Your diploma work will be assessed by portfolio and assignments. Your A Level will be assessed by examination.
Students should be aiming to progress on to one of the many different types of engineering degrees that are offered across the university sector.
The alternative route to university