HNC in Engineering L4 Y1

Higher Education · Part Time · Part Time Day · Engineering (at SWDT) · South West Durham Training

12 February 2024 - 01 July 2025
09:00 - 16:15
A Higher Education Loan is available.
Level 4
Taught at:
South West Durham Training

Course overview

Students can study a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) here at SWDT. This Level 4 qualification equates to the first year of a degree at a university. Successful completion of an HNC will enable students to (progress) onto a Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering. Ultimately successful completion of both qualifications will enable you to undertake either a BSc Hons Degree (1 Year) or a BEng Hons Degree (2 Years) in an engineering discipline at an appropriate university.

All students graduate at our ceremony held at Durham Cathedral…it’s a special event!

Course requirements

A student with relevant engineering work experience/background and a good standard of education

All students must have at least a grade 4 (or C) in GCSE maths and English (or an equivalent qualification).

Entry requirements include one of the following:

• Level 3 qualification in engineering or related discipline or A Levels in related subjects

• Access to higher education qualification

What will I do?

The modules studied will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of mechatronic systems and principles. Practical work will be carried out in our purpose-built classrooms, automation training facilities, electronics labs and engineering workshops. These sessions provide opportunities to work on industrial standard equipment and to learn engineering skills including: CAD for Engineering, automation control, mechanical maintenance, electrical principles, hydraulic and pneumatics and engineering science/maths.

Materials needed

Basic stationery materials are required including either 1 lever arch file or 4 A4 notebooks. It is recommended that students also purchase highlighters, different coloured ink pens and sticky notes to aid research tasks; a memory stick may also prove useful if you like to keep a back-up copy of work completed.

What can I do when I finish?

Completion of our HNC can enable you to progress your career or allow you to apply for employment in a range of engineering career paths and sectors, or you could continue your studies here at SWDT on an HND programme, or ultimately progress to study a degree in an engineering discipline.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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