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UCM's Engineering Route to University

Mon, 04 Dec 2023

University College Isle of Man (UCM) has introduced an Engineering qualification which is it says is an ideal route to studying the subject at university.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is awarded by OCR, is a two-year, full-time course, and is equivalent to three A-Levels.

From this qualification students can move on to study subjects such as Aerospace Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance Engineering and Motorsport Engineering at university.

Students must have achieved a C in English Language and Science, a B in Maths on the higher paper as well as another GCSE at grade C to be accepted onto the course.

Sam Warren, Head of Faculty for Environment & Sustainability at UCM, commented: “We’re pleased to be introducing this qualification back into the curriculum at UCM; in Engineering we’re proud to support a diverse range of learners, whether that’s through our School Links programme which is for school students aged 14 – 16, our apprenticeships for which we work closely with industry, right through to higher levels of study.

“This qualification is ideal for school leavers who are keen to study engineering at university as it enables them to focus specifically on the subject while gaining UCAS points to enable them to progress on that path. Typically, we’d see students who are leaning towards maths, science and business.”

To find out more about the course, click here or call 648254 to speak to a member of the Applications team.



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