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Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering

Basingstoke College of Technology

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Basingstoke College of Technology

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

This is a professional qualification for those already employed in the Engineering industry and wish to enhance career prospects. It is a two-year part time day release course, combining work and study.

Learners will gain knowledge and experience in analysing and working with mechanical principles applicable to current technologies and to develop knowledge, you will undertake a range of hands on projects, mixed with academic theory. During your course we will also support development in key skills: maths, problem solving, decision making, IT and communication.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto an HND or further related study at a higher level.


You will be assessed by producing evidence that meets the outcomes of each unit usually through the form of Assessments.

The assessment is continuous. It includes projects and presentations together with any work-related projects that may meet the requirements. It is likely that the evidence provided will include and involve real work based projects from your employer. Class work will include group work, discussions and formative assessments.

Where does this course lead to

The successful completion of this course provides you with the progression to further higher education programmes such as an HND or a degree.

The qualification is recognised by the professional bodies towards registration as a professional engineer. The college is recognised with the IET and IMECH and will be able to help with an application for these professional bodies.

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Access to HE Diploma :

An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution; Related work experience; An international equivalent. You must also have qualifications for English and Maths at Level 2. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificates or proof that you have completed the required courses at your interview.


University information

Basingstoke College of Technology

  • Campus address

    Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN, England

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