Touching the future with Northumbria University

A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring Northumbria University

24 February 2015 / Be the first to comment

Northumbria UniversityFor many, a City & Guilds qualification is a stepping stone towards a new job. For many others, it can also open the door to higher education. 

The new City & Guilds level 4 and level 5 engineering qualifications enable learners to study for a UK university degree with advanced entry. This normally means that a candidate can progress into the second year of a three-year UK degree if they hold a level 4 engineering qualification or join the course in the final year with a level 5 qualification.

This week, we are featuring progression routes with Northumbria University. Further details are available in the recognition list (PDF, 9MB).

About the progression routes

Mechanical Engineering

The Level 4 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is recognised for direct entry into the second year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme.

The Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is recognised for direct entry into the third year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering programme.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Level 4 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is recognised for direct entry into the second year of the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme*.

The Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is recognised for direct entry into the third year of the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme*.

*Candidates must choose a specific selection of optional units to make them eligible for advanced entry. For details, please refer to the recognition list (PDF, 9MB).

About the university

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students. There are around 33,500 students, including more than 7,000 international students, from 136 countries.

The University has state-of-the-art teaching, research and sports facilities. General engineering, architecture and the built environment are among the highest scoring areas of research, judged as being ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. 

Famous alumni include Sir Jonathan Ive, the designer of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad and Rob Law MBE, designer of the children’s Trunki cases which sell in more than 60 countries.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten graduates are working or studying six months after graduation.

Northumbria works with more than 560 employers, including major corporates such as Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble and the BBC, and over 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes.

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