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BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) - RQF

Level 4
Part-Time
22/23
60304509
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Overview

This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management.

The course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking an academic progression route whilst continuing to work. It is also designed for persons who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill.

In addition to this, the course is also aimed at full time students completing A-Levels, BTEC National Diplomas or Level 3 Apprenticeships who wish to continue their academic career in Engineering.

This course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development.

This course will provide students with the core knowledge, skills and techniques that all engineers require, irrespective of future specialism, to achieve high performance in the engineering profession.

In addition, Presentation, Interpersonal and Teamwork skills will all be developed throughout the duration of the course.

Year One

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Manage a Professional Engineering Project - Pearson-set
  • CAD/CAM or Automation, Robotics and (PLCs)
  • Quality & Process Improvement
  • Hydraulics, Pneumatics & Electronics
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture

All units are compulsory.

Because of the requirement for a high level of Maths' skills in engineering it is recommended that all students complete diagnostic Maths' assessments preferably before beginning a Higher National course.

This means that for students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • Grade A* to C and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths, or equivalent (strongly recommended)
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
  • A NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one relevant GCE Advanced Level subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4, or equivalent
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications (Science, Technology or similar)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of any of the above.

The programme leader will also consider applicants’ prior learning when considering acceptance on the HNC in Engineering (General Engineering), through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Applicants must have 32 UCAS points to be eligible to enrol on the course, preferably from a L3 Engineering qualification.

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C (or equivalent).

Students who do not possess formal qualifications will be eligible to apply through APEL procedures for entry onto the course.

International Entry Requirements

Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) is both taught and assessed in English, it is therefore critical that students have an appropriate level of English language skills.

Those students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
  • or equivalent.

Students will be assessed through practical and written assessments, covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Completion of this HNC will facilitate progression to higher-level roles within the candidate’s own place of work.

In addition to this, candidates will be eligible to enter year one of a range of Degree courses at either Ulster University or Queens University, enter a Foundation Degree or top up to a HND (subject to availability).

The model is designed to make the course more suitable for candidates in full-time employment, and for their respective employers.

The course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into further higher education.

*The fees quoted are payable for each year.

3 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Dungannon

Part-Time

P4509DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

8

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

13:30-21:00

Time

Monday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £650.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)

Part-Time

P4509EP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

8

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

13:30-21:30

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £650.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Omagh

Part-Time

P4509OP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

8

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £650.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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