Engineering (RQF) - Mechanical Pathway Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC - City of Wolverhampton College

Engineering (RQF) – Mechanical Pathway Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC

Engineering (RQF) – Mechanical Pathway Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC

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Engineering (RQF) – Mechanical Pathway Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC

If you have completed your engineering apprenticeship and want to progress further in your career, are working as an engineering operative and want to improve your skills, or want to move up the career ladder into a supervisory or management role in the industry, an HNC is a great qualification to have.

The HNC is mainly a theory-led classroom-based theory course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve your ambition or to move on to further study such as an HND or university degree.

To access the course you are required to have:

  • Level 3 Engineering qualification OR
  • Relevant industry experience with a Level 3 maths qualification*

You will also be required to attend a college interview and assessment

* For students who do not have Level 3 maths, the college offers a part-time Bridging Maths for HNC course which must be competed prior to acceptance onto the HNC course.

During the HNC you will study the following modules:

  • Engineering design 
  • Engineering maths 
  •  Engineering science 
  • Managing a professional engineering project 
  • Digital principles 
  • Electrical and electronic principles  
  • Instrumentation and control systems 
  • Mechatronics 
  • Production engineering for manufacture 
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems 
  • Mechanical principles 
  • Fluid mechanics 
  • Production engineering for manufacture 

By studying this course you will:

  • Further develop your understanding of engineering principles
  • Gain an indepth understanding of technical information and its application in a working environment
  • Develop an appreciation of leadership roles in the engineering industry
  • Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to solve engineering problems
  • Understand the relevance and implications of a range of engineering processes
  • Analyse and design engineering solutions

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Observation
  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Research
  • Practical tasks
  • Exams

Completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Work in the industry as a production engineer, manufacturing engineer or design engineer
  • Gain a management or supervisory role in the industry
  • Progress to a higher level qualification such as a HND or university degree

During the HNC qualification you will benefit from the use of their engineering facilities and learning resources,and will also benefit from facilities at the college's own Higher Education Centre. 

Tutors on the course are all qualified engineers - at degree level or above - have extensive experience of working in the industry and throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers.

Our state-of-the-art engineering workshops are equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, as well as fabrication and welding equipment such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites. 


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