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Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in General Engineering

Macclesfield College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Macclesfield College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    33 weeks

Course summary

Overview

Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and Higher Education institutions. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification which is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor Degree. HNC qualification can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or level 3, A-level and Access to Higher Education students can use this as an alternative path to gain Higher Education locally at lower cost.

General Engineering is a very specialist subject area which encompasses many professions and industries aside from engineering itself. The broad nature of the subject matter allows for both generic units of study alongside specialist components and the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate has been developed to focus on the education and training of engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work such as in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, aeronautical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. These qualifications focus on the development of the higher-level skills in a technological and management context and develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. The Higher National Certificate provides an opportunity for you if you are an engineer/technician to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 vocationally specific qualification. It also provides an opportunity for you if you are currently in full-time learning to enable you to progress to higher education to enable you to enter employment as an engineer/technician.

On successful completion of this course you can continue with employment or use the HNC as an entry to apply for other Higher Education qualifications e.g. HND or Bechalor Degree. You can apply to university to complete a degree in a related subject; entry to the degree may be at Year 2 dependent upon the university and degree programme. This qualification can also be used to support a job application within a related profession.

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Students will typically have one of the following: A BTEC Level 3 or other Level 3 qualification in a related subject with at least one merit in the final grade profile; A minimum of 2 A Levels with one in a related subject at grade C or above; Access to HE with relevant options; Extensive relevant work experience; Mature learners who have extensive work experience and/or professional qualifications in a related industry are welcome to apply and A* to C grade (Grade 9-4) in GCSE English and Maths strongly recommended. I

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University information

Macclesfield College

  • Campus address

    Macclesfield College, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LF, England

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