What is an HNC?
The HNC in Engineering is for those students who already have a grasp of engineering concepts and have possibly already worked at technician level. The HNC is designed to give you a higher level of knowledge which could allow you to step up the career ladder or count towards a full degree.
Who is the Course aimed at?
The BTEC Level 4 HNC Engineering – Mechanical is for those who would like CPD credits, or start a Higher Education. It can lead to an HND (240 Cr). It could also count towards a full Bachelors degree as more and more Universities accept HNC’s as the 1st year and HND as the 1st and 2nd year.
This course is ideal if you are unable to attend a college or university, due to work or family commitments. If you are looking to further your career or you need the qualifications for a promotion or career change, this course deals with materials around Engineering.
What are the entry requirements?
A level 3 qualification, such as BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A levels, however if you don’t have these but do have experience in the workplace, then contact us and we can discuss your needs. Typically 32 UCAS points are needed.
To check how many you have, go to https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
- A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.
- A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering (Subsidiary Diploma or larger)
- A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE 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
- An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
- Our own HN Bridging/Access Engineering course with an average of Merit grade
- An international equivalent of the above.
The content is heavy on Science and as such there is a high content of maths. You need to have Maths at level 3. We can assess your maths ability using our BKSB Advanced Maths assessment tool, to see if you are at the right level, free of charge.
Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
- IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
- PTE 51
- or equivalent
Please note, all applicants will be required to complete a Higher Education questionnaire after which we will determine whether to accept or reject your application. If rejected further advice and guidance will given.