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. This course is delivered one day a week over one year. You can however, chose to study this across two years. Delivery utilises a blended learning approach, meaning teaching and learning will occur both on site in classroom and remotely via a virtual learning platform.
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Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship
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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.
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 51: Sustainability
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 75 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 at UCN on a Thursday. You can chose to study this over either one or two years.
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.
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.
Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical 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.
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
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £323.95 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. The tuition fee for this programme is £6,000 if studied over one year, 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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