Submit your application
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), will be asked to take the Pearson TalentLens Numerical Data Interpretation Test (NDIT).
This particular test is specifically designed to assess a student’s ability to learn, retain, and apply mathematical formulas. We are testing your ability to learn maths and apply that knowledge to your projects at TEDI-London.
Applicants need to pass this numeracy test to demonstrate that they can cope with the academic requirements of our programme. Anyone asked to take the numeracy test will be told in advance and will be issued with information that they need to take the test online.
Attend an interview and present a project
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 assessment centre event, OR an online Teams meeting.
- You will be given a design challenge and some learning materials (in the style of our learning tree nodes) 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.
Our admissions team can offer support sessions ahead of the assessment and interview stage so that applicants have a chance to ask us any questions they have about the process. If required we are able to make any reasonable adjustments.
This is a full-time programme, we expect you to commit approximately 40 hours a week. In this time, you will have a minimum of 12 hours per week facilitated study in the makerspaces, which is timetabled and led by our academic team. The remaining time is for self-directed study, group work, masterclasses, and meetings with personal tutors and mentors.
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
Student assessment will be a mixture of:
- Group project reports
- Individual reports
- Individual critically reflective reports
- Short videos
There will also be one open book examination of 4 hrs duration at the end of each year.
Our course equips you for an optional placement and is designed to facilitate this in the final year of study.
These placements could involve undertaking a project in the workplace with an industrial collaborative partner.
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.