Access to HE Diploma offers opportunity to plug skills shortage in Engineering Sector

5th January 2022 Date of publication

Individuals with higher level skills are a shortage area in the STEM sector and 49% of all UK engineering firms are experiencing skills shortages when recruiting. The engineering sector will be ever more crucial as we tackle global challenges posed by achieving net zero and pledges made at COP26.

An Access to HE Diploma can offer the first steps for adult learners wishing to enhance their careers in the sector or for those who are considering a change of direction in their career path. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Engineering an Access to HE Diploma can give you the skills to progress to Higher Education study and beyond.

Students will develop their knowledge in engineering science and principles through a range of Science, Maths and Engineering Modules to prepare them for further study at HE or as part of higher or degree level Apprenticeship.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Past students have gone onto study HNC/D’s and degrees in:

  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Operations (Instrumentation Engineering)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Career Opportunities include:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Instrument and Control Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer

Due to the nature of the course It is expected that entrants will be able to communicate effectively, have good written English and a level 2 qualification in English, a Level 2 qualification in Maths and demonstrate a keen desire to take on higher level study.

Former students Hayley and Tori completed their Access to HE Diploma in Engineering and are now working within the industry, click the links below to read about their journey:

Haley Little

Tori Stephenson

To find out more about the Access to HE Diploma (Engineering) and other diplomas generally, please contact One Awards.

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