HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
About the course:
This course is designed for technical students who have achieved the National Certificate/Diploma in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and wish to progress into Higher Education. It equates to the first third of a Degree programme.
Mature adult learners who have been out of education for several years have done particularly well in the HNC Diploma. They have bought their life and work skills into the course and have excelled in the Project.
The BTEC (Edexcel) HNC Diploma is an 8-unit qualification of which there are 3 core units. The newly introduced flexibility at this level allows for and credits a period of revision at level 3, prior to undertaking the level 4 or 5 units. The main units undertaken in the first year are; Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Health and Safety, together with an introduction to the Project unit.
Minimum 160 UCAS points , including GCSE English and Maths at grade B or Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2. Adult learners who have not been in education recently can gain entry via interview and demonstration of relevant work experience and or equivalent qualifications. Individual cases where the minimum grade is not achieved may still gain access via an entry interview and skills test.
It is strongly recommended that those students who do not possess the required entry qulaifications consider doing either the :
- BTEC Certificate In Engineering (Thursday evenings to 9pm)
- BTEC Subsidiary diploma in Engineering (Wednesday 9 to 5pm)
A range of learning facilities both formal and informal are available, together with a VLE (virtual learning environment) system allowing students to access course work and assignments from home.
stationary, scientific calculator
Assessment criteria are matched to a series of assignments and timed constrained tests issued throughout the year. These include and encourage the opportunity for higher grade achievement.
This qualification forms half of the new HND Diploma. It is our intention to sequentially offer the further 8 units required for this qualification, which will then equate to two thirds of a Degree. It may be possible to obtain the full HND Diploma within 3 Years.
Candidates may be eligible to apply for funding from Student Finance Direct. Please take the time to read the information outlining what you can apply for - generally Tuition Fees and a Maintenance Grant. Application are made online use attached link: www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk
For full information on these new qualifications please visit the Edexcel website
For existing students no interview is required to enrol onto this course. Any new students will need an interview. Please complete the application online and telephone the Information & Advice Team on (023) 8048 4848 to book your appointment.