Gain the new, highly valued BTEC HNC Level 4 in Manufacturing 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 using a blended learning approach, meaning teaching and learning will occur both on site in the classroom and off site via a virtual learning platform.


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Brandon Drake-Gould

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Faye Cooke

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Lauryn Bailey

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Oliver Canham

Working with a diverse amount of people from different industries in one place has broadened my knowledge extensively. It is engaging to hear about what they do and play to each other’s strengths when completing group activities. 

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  • Description

    Working from our new UCN facility incorporating the Engineering workshop, CNC machining facility, 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 Manufacturing is the nationally recognised qualification that is highly prised by employers.

    You will explore key aspects of Manufacturing 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 Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing provides in depth study of key aspects of Manufacturing engineering and equips learners for progression within their chosen profession or for further study. Students will be assessed via vocationally relevant assignments and, in addition to classroom teaching, will be expected to develop skills in research and self directed study.

    Units will include:

    • Unit 1 Engineering Design
    • Unit 2 Engineering Maths
    • Unit 3 Engineering Science
    • Unit 4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Unit 14 Production Engineering for Manufacture
    • Unit 17 Quality and Process Improvement
    • Unit 8 Mechanical Principles
    • Unit 23 Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CADCAM)

    The course is delivered on a part-time 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.

    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 (Manufacturing Engineering)

  • Progression

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

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed continually throughout the course, normally via written assignments. Some assignments may be in the form of a test.

  • Home Study

    Additional study of four hours per week is required outside of classes.

  • Work Placement

    The course is aimed at those already in employment in the Manufacturing 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 fee, 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.

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MANENG/HNC/PT 232501 September 2023 Fee Information

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16 - 18 year olds

In most cases, students aged 16-18 on a full-time study programme (including T Levels) will not be required to pay fees, and the College will fund most course-specific equipment and materials. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 College Subscription.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. Our Fees, Funding and Financial Support page has details on financial support, fee remissions and loans. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you before enrolment.

Funded programmes

Where course fees are fully funded (for example Maths, English and Essential Digital Skills), the course is free of charge to students, subject to eligibility.

Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are fully funded and free of charge to learners. Employers who want to use Skills Bootcamps to train their existing employees contribute to the cost of training. See the Fees and Additional Costs for more information.