Engineering (Mechanical) Level 4 HNC
This is a professional qualification for those in or wishing to work in mechanical engineering. The course leads to a recognised qualification in engineering that offers career progression for those already in employment or as a platform for continued studies at degree level. The qualification is studied part-time, one day a week over two years. The course is delivered through a blended learning approach, meaning teaching and learning will occur both on site in classrooms and remotely via a virtual learning environment.
“I enjoy the learning experience at Newbury College and the fact that it is convenient location and has a great atmosphere.”
“My company were looking at a course to aid with my next stage in educational development, Newbury college stood out to me from the course selection they gave me as it is a well rated college and the course itself is better suited to my way of learning by being coursework based. The lecturers are always very helpful and their feedback on any assignments are really helpful in where to make improvements now and how to continue that level of detail on other assignments. The course itself it presented in a good way, it is a mixture of classroom teaching and hands on practical.”
"I chose to study at Newbury College because I found Engineering an enriching subject, it gives me opportunities that can help broaden my career. I enjoy the graft of working and dedicating the time and energy to achieve my desired grades."
“I have studied at Newbury College for nearly two years now and I feel the college is working hard to ensure I obtain the qualifications I need and want. The course covers a wide range of engineering sectors, allowing me to explore different forms of engineering. The teaching staff all have different backgrounds, making the lessons far more interesting and diverse. I would like to progress onto level 4 at the new University Centre.”
BTEC Higher National Certificate provide a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification is undertaken on a day release basis over two years. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector with national recognition by employers. The units are:
- Unit 2 Engineering Maths
- Unit 3 Engineering Science
- Unit 8 Mechanical Principles
- Unit 23 Computer aided design/Computer aided manufacture
- Unit 1 Engineering Design
- Unit 4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)
- Unit 12 Engineering Management
- Unit 13 Thermodynamics
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 Mechanical Engineering is the nationally recognised qualification that is highly prised by employers and provides in depth study of key aspects of Mechanical 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.
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.
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.
Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Upon completion of the course, you have the opportunity to progress to the Level 5 HND or Degree Apprenticeship.
You will be assessed continually throughout the course, normally via written assignments. Some assignments may be in the form of a test.
Additional study of four hours per week is required outside of classes.
The course is aimed at those already in employment in the mechanical engineering industry, but such employment is not an essential requirement to benefit from the course. The course does not involve work placement.
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.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. 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 prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.