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Level 4 General Engineering – Higher National Certificate

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
General Engineering HNC Diploma (PU)31/08/202101/07/2022 £5,000.00Available for applications

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For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.

Information about this Course

Study Type
Higher Education

Course Area
Engineering & Manufacturing

Entry Requirements
Successful completion of a full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, with a minimum of two units with Merit grades, one of which must be a Maths unit, or 48 UCAS points from two appropriate full A Levels one of which must be Maths at a minimum of grade C. As the HNC demands significant analytical skills, all applicants will be required to have a formal interview. Additionally all students must have Maths and English at GCSE grade B/5. Additional requirements References, this can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.

Course Information

The HNC is a well-established national qualification set at an intermediate undergraduate level and places academic theory within a practical context.

You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as; a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Dyno testing facilities in our automotive workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.

CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations, and lectures. There will also be an option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings entered during the year.

The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to workplace simulations.

This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Engineering Project management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.


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