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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor - Dolgellau

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

If you are employed or have experience within the engineering industry, this course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification which can be used for career development or to enter study at degree level.It is suitable for people who are employed, for example, in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. It is also a suitable course if you have completed a Level 3 qualification and wish to further develop your skills with a view to employment in the engineering industry.The first eight units represents the minimum credits required to be awarded a HNC. These units are equally split between mandatory core units, Electrical/Electronic units and Engineering units.In order to develop as an all-round Engineer, the further four units listed have been included to give the student a better experience both in-terms of Engineering knowledge and academic/scholastic achievement.Although these units would only be delivered if enough interest was generated, it is highly recommended that students undertake them as optional extra units at the current extra unit cost.The HNC General Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. The qualifications are mode free but they are primarily undertaken by part-time learners studying over two years. In some sectors, there are opportunities for those wishing to complete an intensive programme of study in a shorter period of time. There are additional funding opportunities available for this course, if you are employed for more than 16 hours per week in an appropriate vocational setting.**Specialist additional pathways: Available at the Llangefni campus:• HNC General Engineering• HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering• HNC Mechanical EngineeringAvailable at the Rhos-on-Sea campus:• HNC General EngineeringAvailable at the Dolgellau campus:• HNC General Engineering**- Unit InformationThe course consists of the following modules:Analytical Methods for Engineers Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics Electrical and Electronic Principles Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles Engineering Science Mechanical Principles Mechanical Principles and Applications Programmable Logic Controllers Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation.

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UCAS Points : 32

This course has a minimum entry requirement of 32 UCAS tariff points with at least 16 points from a full A-Level or equivalent level 3 qualification, supported by 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Maths.


University information

Grwp Llandrillo Menai

  • Campus address

    Coleg Llandrillo, Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 4HZ, Wales

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