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HNC in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)

Coleg Cambria

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Bersham Road

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This programme will be delivered at the Bersham Road campus, where a new building has just been developed for the delivery of engineering. The new facilities are class leading and replicate those found in industry. Interactive whiteboards with internet connection can be found in all engineering classrooms and each room has either fixed PC access or Chrome books for learners to use. Specialist software packages such as: CAD, project management etc are available for Learners and Coleg Cambria staff to use.

This course provides a specialist programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector and also offer particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units Progression from this qualification may well be into or within employment in the manufacturing engineering sector.

Alternatively learners could progress to Higher National Diploma or degree courses in related engineering areas such as manufacturing, mechanical, engineering, electronic or automotive engineering.


A variety of assessment types are used. These include:

Written Assignments – These may take a variety of forms including reports, essays, case studies or problem based assessments.

Practical’s – These might involve practical activities, laboratory based or investigative assignments and can include some assessment of practical competence.

Oral Assessments – These may be group or individual and can take the form of presentations, question and answer sessions or seminars.

Time Constrained Assessments – These take a number of forms. For example they may be closed book assessments similar to exams or may include seen questions or open book exercises.

Case Studies – These are used to allow students to apply theoretical knowledge to actual business contexts.

Work based assessment – These are identified as either being carried out within the workplace context or drawing heavily on the work environment in terms of data or case study material.

Career Options

Level 4 that leads the student to a range of specialist progression pathways at Level 5, relating to individual professions within the engineering sector.

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Entry requirements

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Advanced Subsidiary (AS) :

You must also have AS mathematics or level 3 equivalent.


University information

Coleg Cambria

  • Campus address

    Coleg Cambria, Kelsterton Road, Connah's Quay, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, CH5 4BR, Wales

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