Gain the highly valued BTEC HND Level 5 in Manufacturing and take the next step in your engineering career. The qualification is undertaken on a full-time basis, one day a week over one year. You can discuss with the course leader should you wish to study this across 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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Lauryn Bailey

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  • Description

    Working from our 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.

    The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Manufacturing provides in depth study of key aspects of Manufacturing engineering and equips 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, will be expected to develop skills in research and self-directed study. It is the equivalent to the first year of a degree programme.

    Units will include:

    • Unit 34: Research Project

    • Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)

    • Unit 37:Virtual Engineering

    • Unit 48: Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    • Unit 49: Lean Manufacturing

    • Unit 50: Advanced Manufacturing Technology

    • Unit 51: Sustainability

    Smaller classes mean greater support. 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 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering is a nationally recognised qualification that is highly prised by employers.

    The course is delivered on a day release basis over one year on Thursdays.

    Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this course operates using a blended learning approach, where part, or all 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.

    The course is delivered on a full-time day release basis over one year on a Thursday.

    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

    You must have completed an HNC in an engineering discipline. Depending on existing qualifications, you may be required to complete additional top-up units to ensure they meet Pearson BTEC requirements.

    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 Diploma in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)

  • Progression

    Upon completion of the course, students have the opportunity to progress to a BEng (Hons) in Engineering Design or a 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 six 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 £6,000, or £3,500 per year if studied over two years. 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.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
HND/MANENG/FT 242501 Tuesday 02/09/2024 04/07/2025 08:30 - 19:30 £6000

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Code Start Fees*
MANENG/HND/FT 242501 September 2024 Fee Information

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* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..