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This qualification is delivered at our Quarles Campus in Harold Hill. It is fully expected that all learners that begin their learning at this campus will complete their learning at this campus, regardless of the duration of the programme.

You will focus on analytical techniques, theoretical modelling and practical investigation to solving vocational and work-based problems. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the modern engineering industry. An HNC is intended for self-motivated individuals looking to enhance their promotional prospects or to further their education. It is delivered in part-time or full-time study over the duration of two years (*full-time students are given the option to top up to a HND). This course is validated through Pearson Edexcel. All HNCs and Foundation Degrees will focus on core engineering concepts including: Project management, Applied mathematics, Engineering science and Engineering principles. A high focus of the delivery is on employer engagement and the use of IT within the industry. All students are required to complete an engineering project in their final year. Additional pathway options include: Materials engineering, Advanced computer-aided design techniques, Health, safety and risk assessment in engineering.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points* / 120 UCAS points* from a relevant Level 3 qualification; GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. Prospective students over the age of 21 years without formal qualifications should contact the college in the first instance to discuss your options. New UCAS tariff from September 2017 **Old tariff

Where will it take me?

A top-up option is available to progress from an HNC to a Foundation Degree in one year part-time study.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment will be by coursework, assignments, practical investigations, phase tests and end of unit examinations. Core topics are compulsory such as: Analytical methods, Project design, Implementation and evaluation, Mechanical principles. Individual pathways can be discussed to make up your study programme.

Where and When

Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC Diploma (RQF)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J552HCP-18 Part Time 24/09/2018 N/A £2,500 £2,500 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year, they are estimated at this stage and will be confirmed at enrolment.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details, no responsibility is accepted by the College for any errors or omissions. The formation and continuation of classes will depend on sufficient enrolment and maintenance of satisfactory minimum attendance. Where the minimum number is not reached in three consecutive weeks the class will have to close or amalgamate with another group. The College reserves the right to change course details if necessary. The information at enrolment will contain the appropriate details.

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