HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
About the course:
This course is designed for technical students who have achieved the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Merit Merit grade) or equivalent and wish to progress into Higher Education. It equates to the first Year of a Degree programme.
Mature learners who have also copmpleted the Certificate in Engineering course and the Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering will be considered for entry to the HNC programme.
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, followed by The Business Management Techniques unit.
The 2nd year will consist of group project plus two path way units in one of the following areas: Manufacturing, Light Current (Electronic) or Heavy Current (Utilisation of Electrical Energy and Power)
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.
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.
Scientific calculator, Stationary
Assessment criteria are matched to a series of assignments and time constrained tests issued throughout the year. These include and encourage the opportunity for higher grade achievement.
On sucessful completion, students may progress on to the HND Diploma.
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 apply online or in person and the Information and Advice team will book an interview with the Course Leader to speak about the course and suitability. You can also telephone the Information and Advice Team on (023) 8048 4848.