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Admissions process

Entry requirements

Future engineers wanted

TEDI-London is open to anyone who wants to study engineering. We are looking for students who are self-motivated, enjoy a challenge and want to improve the quality of life in the world. We recognise these qualities aren’t just down to academic grades – that’s why all our offers are made after interviews and assessments.  

Entry requirements

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The following criteria is intended as a guide to help you gauge if TEDI-London is for you:

  • If studying A Levels, IB, BTEC (or any post 16 education) you’ll be on track for approximately 120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • If studying A Level Maths qualification (or equivalent) you should be on track to achieve a grade C
  • If you’re not studying a Maths A Level (or equivalent) you will need to pass an online numeracy test (see more info below)
  • You will need to pass our Assessment Centre task and interview (see more info below)  

Are you an international student? Have a look at our international entry requirements.

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If you are coming from a background in employment, you will need to demonstrate how your skills and experience are transferable and relevant. 

We expect that individuals who would have worked in the following fields would be well-suited to our programme: Engineering (all disciplines), Design (product), the Creative Industries, Computing, Finance, Construction, Architecture. 

We can consider your employment and/or volunteering history as evidence of the equivalent of Level 3 learning. If you wish to apply to TEDI-London using your employment history, and would like support to complete your applications please contact 

Application and assessment steps

We're looking for a combination of Attitude, Aptitude and Ability. It’s about more than technical brilliance. It’s also about your initiative and what motivates you. Here's what the process looks like:

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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: 

    1. You will be invited to an in-person assessment centre event, OR an online Teams meeting. 
    2. 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. 
    3. You will bring those ideas to either the in-person event or to the Teams meeting and present them in small groups 
    4. You will have a short interview about the project 
    5. 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.


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