Engineering (Mechanical) Level 5 HND
This professional qualification is suitable for those working in the engineering industry who are looking to develop their mechanical engineering skills. It is a recognised qualification in engineering that offers career progression for those already in employment or as a platform for continued studies at degree level. You will study the qualification full time one day a week over one year. There is an option to study this across two years which can be discussed with the course leader. This 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 platform.
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BTEC Higher National Diplomas provide a nationally recognised qualification The qualification is undertaken on a day-release basis over one year and is essentially a follow on from the HNC. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector with national recognition by employers. It is the equivalent to the first year of a degree programme. The core units are:
- Unit 34: Research Project
- Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)
- Unit 36: Advanced Mechanical Principles
- Unit 37: Virtual Engineering
- Unit 39: Further Mathematics
- Unit 49: Lean Manufacturing
- Unit 64: Thermofluids
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering provides for 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.
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 Diploma in Mechanical 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.
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.
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
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 Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Upon completion of the course, students have the opportunity to progress to a BEng (Hons) in Engineering Design or a Degree Apprenticeship.
You will be assessed continually throughout the course, normally via written assignments.
An additional six hours a week is required for work outside of class.
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 £6,000, or £3,500 per year if studied over two years. 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.
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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.
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 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.