Studying at UTCN gave me a good combination of qualifications. My A Levels mean my assignment writing skills are already up to standard and my Engineering qualification helped me with my Maths based work.
I recommend taking part in extra-curricular activities and noting down when group work has gone well as this helped me in my interviews. Also, Core Project was extremely helpful as the CAD designs and mathematical workings were great preparations for interviews.
The EPQ also helped me with managerial skills which are highly desirable in the engineering world.
Make sure you apply early and experience is key — best of luck!