Higher National Certificate…

Earn – Learn – Succeed

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 Higher Education Qualification; the attainment level of this course is expected to be the equivalent to one year of university (subject to universities’ own code of standards) and a Certificate in Higher Education.

Learners who achieve this can go on to specialise in a BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND).

Mode of Study:

  • We offer two modes of attendance; 1 day a week or 2 nights a week for 2 years.
  • Home 60% / College 40%
  • This is a big commitment and requires lots of self-study in your own time.
  • The minimum attendance required for each unit is 95%
  • Holidays should be taken out of term time

Assessment Methods:

  • There will be a combination of open book invigilated tests and assignments. All assignments are uploaded to ‘Turn It In’ and are expected to meet set deadlines.

We offer 3 HNC routes at The Engineering College, which includes the following:

Digital Technologies (NEW FOR SEP 2021) 

  • Innovation and Digital Transformation

  • Programming

  • Big Data & Visualisation

  • Data Analytics

  • Game Development

  • Website Design & Development 

  • Project Management 

  • Professional Pratice in the Digital Economy 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Principles

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines 

Please contact our Team for more information on costs and start dates

Entry Requirements and Assessments

You will be assessed on :

  • Algebraic and graphical techniques
  • Trigonometric and mensuration techniques
  • Statistical methods to display and analyse engineering data
  • Calculus to analyse and solve engineering problems

This will be a basic assessment and will identify your starting point. It may be decided that you will need to undergo a bridging course before entry onto HNC. The Bridging Course is a C&G unit in advanced maths and science. If you attain a Pass in this unit, this will meet the minimum requirements for HNC.

To enquire about HNC 0151 666 1028