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Engineering — Access to HE

Course information

The Access to Higher Education Diploma is a level three qualification which prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. The course is structured to allow students to develop both knowledge of their subjects and the academic skills to progress to university.
The combination of subjects will allow you to build up an extensive knowledge of physics, engineering science and mathematics. In addition to this you will be able to develop your academic and subject skills in a supportive environment, which will allow you to make the transition to degree level.

You will have access to outstanding academic and pastoral support, detailed online materials and the full Microsoft 365 suite during your studies.

The course is taught at the Clarence Street building, takes one academic year (September to the end of June) and is taught over 3 days.

IMPORTANT: You must be aged 19 or over to be able to study on an Access programme.


Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering

This course leads to...

This course leads to degrees such as: Maths, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering and many more.

Our students have been successful in progressing onto careers in areas such as Civil engineering, building surveying, quantity surveying, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and computer science along with a variety of other established roles. Our students have also successfully gone on to complete a wide range of further academic qualifications including Masters and PhDs.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study on the engineering pathway are: you must be aged 19 or over with a GCSE 4/C or above in English, Maths and two science subjects. We will consider equivalent qualifications on an individual basis so please do no hesitate to contact us to discuss.

We appreciate that entry criteria can be particularly confusing for new applicants so please do not hesitate to contact us on 01512523343 if you have any questions about eligibility for our courses.

Why study with us?

The Access to HE department at The City of Liverpool College is a team of specialist teachers with extensive knowledge of their subject areas. We have considerable experience and expertise working with adult learners who have taken either a short or a long break from formal education.

We understand that returning to education can be a daunting prospect. Accordingly, we provide an inclusive, supportive and respectful learning environment. We are here to nurture and encourage you to embrace fresh academic study, to facilitate your smooth progression through to university, enabling you to pursue your career ambitions and to achieve your full academic potential.

If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund an Access to HE Diploma, then go on to complete a higher education course, you will be eligible to have the balance of your Advanced Learner Loan written off.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163810

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 3928.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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