HNC Engineering

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Bridgwater or Taunton
  • Course Description

    This full-time course is designed for those looking to develop a career in engineering by progressing into higher education, with the emphasis on applying engineering principles to practical situations such as design and manufacturing, electrical and mechanical principles. Studying in new, state of the art engineering facilities, with industry-standard equipment. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of how advanced and innovative engineering underpins the mechanical design, advanced manufacturing and technical service areas of the industry. 


    8 units will be studied during the course including 4 core units of,

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Maths
    • Engineering Science
    • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Quality and Process Improvement
    • Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials
    • Engineering management
  • Teaching and Assessment

    Assessment will be via assignments. Continuous assessment of your performance will be carried out by means of assignments and may include laboratory work, investigations, projects, practical exercises and integrative assignments that link various subject areas.

    This course runs over 2 days a week for the academic year. 

    You will attend College for 2 days a week and be expected to complete written assignment work in self-study time at home.

  • Progression Opportunities

    You could choose to progress onto to study a Degree course at a university of your choice. Alternatively, you could benefit from the strong links with both national and local engineering employers and progress to an appendticeship or employment in the engineering sector. The transferable skills you will gain during the course will make you more employable in many other jobs that may not be directly connected engineering.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C or Grade 4 including Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent.

    Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.