Gain the highly valued BTEC HNC Level 4 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and take the next step in your engineering career. You will study the qualification on a part-time basis, one day a week over two years. This course is delivered through a blended learning approach, meaning teaching and learning will occur both on site in the classroom and remotely via a virtual learning platform.

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  • Description

    Working from our new state-of-the-art Electronics Lab, and online through our specialist platforms, you will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector.

    Smaller classes mean greater support and as part of Newbury College, we have over 70 years of experience in delivering innovative engineering programmes, working with key players in the industry and creating fantastic opportunities for the students who study with us.

    The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a nationally recognised qualification that is highly prised by employers.

    The units include:

    Year 1

    • Unit 2 Engineering Maths
    • Unit 3 Engineering Science
    • Unit 16 Instrumentation and Control Systems
    • Unit 20 Digital Principles

    Year 2

    • Unit 1 Engineering Design
    • Unit 4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)
    • Unit 19 Electrical and Electronic Principles
    • Unit 22 Electronic Circuits and Devices

    You will explore key aspects of Electrical and Electronic Engineering that will equip you for progression within your chosen profession or for further study. You will be assessed via vocationally relevant assignments and, in addition to classroom teaching/blended learning, you will develop skills in research and self-directed study.

    The course is delivered on a day release basis over two years. Year 1 on Mondays and Year 2 on Tuesdays.

    This course operates using a blended learning approach where part of some units may be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To participate in this programme you will need a suitable computer and/or device with sufficient internet access. Specific requirements and information on the support available to borrow or purchase equipment can be discussed at interview.

  • Entry Requirements

    For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

    • A grade and/or 9 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.
    • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
    • Other related Level 3 qualifications
    • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
    • Related and relevant work experience in engineering over 5 years
    • An international equivalent of the above.

    If English is not your first language, a minimum IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) is required.

    You should be familiar with basic computer functions and applications including Microsoft Windows and Office. Parts of your programme will be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Training for this application will be provided.

  • Qualification

    Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

    This qualification has been accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the qualification meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited qualification will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech), Incorporated (Eng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited qualifications, ana an accredited qualification is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

  • Progression

    Upon completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Level 5 HND or Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.

  • Assessment

    You will work on practical projects and submit written assignments that will be assessed throughout the duration of the programme, giving you the opportunity to receive valuable feedback and improve your working practice.

  • Home Study

    You are expected to allocate approximately six hours a week on research and self study outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the Student Hub.

  • Work Placement

    The course is aimed at those already in employment in the electronic/mechanical industry, but such employment is not an essential requirement to benefit from the course. The course does not involve work placement, but you are encouraged to seek out opportunities to visit or engage with companies within the industry.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tuition fee for this programme is £3,500 per year. In addition to the tuition fees, an awarding body registration fee (set by the awarding body) and an annual student association fee of £15 are payable. At times, you may be offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows, which may require additional entrance fees and travel costs.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
HNCELENG/PT 242601 Tuesday 02/09/2024 10/07/2026 08:30 - 19:30 £3500

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