Submit your application
You can apply to us either through UCAS or directly. Once we receive an application, we will review it to assess what steps are appropriate for you. In your application we will be looking for an interest in our area of study, Design Engineering or Engineering, but as we know you could be applying to multiple universities on UCAS we do not require this to be specifically about Global Design Engineering.
At this stage we will also be looking to see that you are on track to meet our academic requirements – studying Level 3 qualification and on track to achieve 120 tariff points.
If you are applying from an employment background this is where we will ask you for details about your work experience and send you forms to complete for more evidence if needed.
Complete a numeracy test
Applicants who have not studied Maths at a higher level (i.e an A level or Level 3 BTEC), can take one of our two maths aptitude assessment pathways:
1. Complete a test – The Pearson TalentLens Numerical Data Interpretation Test (NDIT)
This test is specifically designed to assess a student’s ability to learn, retain, and apply mathematical formulas. We are looking at your ability to learn maths and apply that knowledge to your projects at TEDI-London.
2. Complete a short (12 hour) maths refresher course – with a short assessment at the end
This pathway assesses the same aptitudes as the NDIT, but this way students can refresh their maths knowledge before taking the assessment.
Applicants need to complete one of these pathways to demonstrate that they can cope with the academic requirements of our programme. Anyone asked to take the numeracy pathway will be told in advance and will be offered a choice in which pathway to follow.
>> Learn more about our approach to maths.
Attend an applicant day
TEDI-London does not make offers solely on academic qualifications so this stage is crucial in our decision-making process. Below is a broad overview of what to expect:
- You will be invited to an in-person applicant day, OR an online Teams meeting.
- You will be given a design challenge and some learning materials to help you develop ideas to answer that challenge.
- You will bring those ideas to either the in-person event or to the Teams meeting and present them in small groups
- You will have a short interview about the project
- Successful applicants will be made an offer following successful completion of this stage.
In most cases, we are able to review applications and make our first contact with you within 2 working days. We may need to request documents or further details from you, but we can assist you with this. As we review applications on a rolling basis, in most cases we are able to send your ‘conditional’ offer within one week. Your offer will remain conditional until you have successfully completed your applicant day.
We will schedule both in-person and online Applicant Days regularly throughout the academic year. You will be automatically assigned to the next available Applicant Day, however, we can be flexible with this date and reschedule upon request. We will aim to run an Applicant Day at least every 6 weeks, and more often during peak times.
Yes. International applications will be assessed in line with the entry requirements and assessment process outlined above. A minimum level of English proficiency will be required – a minimum of IELTS 6.5.
Second Year Entry
In some instances, your previous experience (employment and education) might exempt you from having to do Year One of our programme and we could consider an application directly into Year 2 of our programme. For this ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ route, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org