I returned to College to do the Access to Higher Education course as my qualifications were 'too old' to be counted towards a University application. I thought the finances might be an issue but the easy Advanced Learner Loan - which gets written off once I complete my degree - has been great.Polly Pancosta, Access to HE
My Foundation Degree is sponsored by the engineering firm James Fisher. It’s a lot of work to combine study and work, but what a brilliant opportunity to join such a prestigious employer and have my studies funded by them. I’m learning so much and absolutely loving it.Gemma Elliott, Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Engineering & Construction
Our Engineering department has been offering HE courses in conjunction with Staffordshire University for a decade.
All our tutors have many years industry experience and keep up with the latest technological developments within their field of interest.
Our programme routes exist to fulfil different expectations of industry. Engineers and technologists have to operate in a wider marketplace than they did 20 years ago. The abundance of computer software and hardware available to the engineer has altered their job function greatly. Roles have developed into multi-disciplinary careers spanning the physical sciences, mathematics, information technology and management.
The courses we offer have been developed to help you operate in this constantly evolving environment. Work-based learning is fundamental to these degrees and with their blend of vocational, professional and academic components they will give you the mix of skills and knowledge that employers and professional bodies are looking for.
We offer fully-furnished, industry-standard laboratories and workshops. Continued investment in our facilities ensures we keep abreast of this fast-changing environment.
After leaving us, our students have gone onto further academic study or to local and nationwide employment with companies such as Doncasters Aerospace, JCB, Muller Dairies, Shropshire Council, Stadco, the Police Force and the RAF.