Course Overview

This course focuses on the core principles of engineering excellence tailored to equip you with essential skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), maintenance strategies, and electronic principles.

Through hands-on learning experiences and expert guidance, you will master the intricacies of CAD software, ensuring your ability to design and innovate with precision.
You will gain invaluable insights into maintenance practices, enabling you to uphold the integrity of engineering systems with efficiency and proficiency.

Additionally, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of electronics, laying a solid foundation for understanding and navigating the complexities of modern technology.

Typical job roles

The L4 HNC General Engineering would ideally suit a member of staff who is currently in a design, maintenance or electronics role (typically a 3rd year apprentice) who wishes to progress their academic learning. It is both an industry focused programme and is a nationally recognised qualification within the sector.

Course Modules

1st Year Units

  • Unit 1: Engineering Design
  • Unit 2: Engineering Maths
  • Unit 18: Maintenance Engineering
  • Unit 32: CAD for Maintenance Engineer

2nd Year Units

  • Unit 3: Engineering Science
  • Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Unit 8: Mechanical Principles
  • Unit 19: Electrical and Electronic Principles

Entry criteria

Candidates should have either:

  • A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a relevant subject grade Distinction
  • Distinction grade in BTEC Further Maths and Principles module
  • At least one A level and a minimum of four GCSEs (including Mathematics and Science) at grade C or above.

Mature students with other qualifications or appropriate work experiences may be considered.

Typical duration

Delivery method: Day release on-site delivery, part-time programme

Duration: 2 Years, September to July

Career/progression opportunities

Pathways include further academic study or entering the workplace following completion of the HNC course.

Holders of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate may be encouraged to continue their part-time studies on a Higher National Diploma. In some cases, they may be able to gain admission to degree courses.

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