BTEC HNC Engineering Level 4

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts

Level

Level
4

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day
Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Sector

Sector
Engineering and Manufacturing

Start Date

Courses starting from
01 August 2021

Day(s)

Day(s)
Flexible

In a nutshell

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

Our HNC's Level 4 in Engineering are designed in consultation with industry; and intended to link to local industry as much as possible, both in its content and in the mode of attendance.

The aim is to produce a highly qualified and knowledgeable engineer who can meet the requirements of industry. This is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis.

Our Engineering HNC courses provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector. Nationally recognised by employers, the course also allows for further study at degree level and beyond.

This course is for...

...everyone who falls into the above catagories, aged 19 +, living in Wales, employed, and earning less than £29,534 per year

…taking the next step in your career in the Engineering sector.

Course content

HNC Engineering: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector.

You will study units including:

Year 1

  • Electronics
  • Electrical technology
  • Engineering mathematics

Year 2

  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Introduction to power systems

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.

Learners will be assessed via coursework and examination.

HNC Engineering: Mechanical Engineering

The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector.

You will study units including:

Year 1

  • Mechanical science 1
  • Design and manufacture
  • Engineering mathematics

Year 2

  • Professional practice for engineers
  • Materials
  • Thermofluids

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.

Learners will be assessed via coursework and examination.

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include maths and English Language (or equivalent). Mature students with relevant industry experience who do not meet the academic qualifications will be considered individually via interview.

Additional information

You can progress onto a HND Engineering or a related Foundation Degree.

Employment opportunities can be found in a wide range of organisations from multinational firms to local companies. There are many exciting career options including:

  • broadcast engineer
  • electrical engineer
  • control and instrumentation engineer
  • electronics engineer
  • manufacturing systems engineer

You will attend college eight hours per week, 30 weeks per year.

Where can I study BTEC HNC Engineering Level 4?

MPLA0089AA
Crosskeys Campus

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact us on 01495 333597 / 07485 314832
or email pla@coleggwent.ac.uk

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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