Engineering HNC & HND

APPLY NOW! We are in the process of recruiting for our next HNC and HND courses, due to start in September 2022. We are running the following:

  • HNC – Manufacturing
  • HNC – Electrical/Electronic
  • HND – Engineering
All courses cost, £2500+VAT per year. HNC is a 2-year course and HND can possibly be done in one-year dependent on prior HNC units. The course will be on day release, term time only. Class sizes will be small and up to 10 people. Register your interest through the following link - https://rochdaletraining.picsweb.co.uk/app/Guest/SignUp/Applicant/abcd4a4d04fe4b2ca0a15513fe210be8


Qualification Title 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (HNC)

Pathways  

Specialist pathways offered by Rochdale Training are: 

        Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)   

         Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)   

Brief Description 

Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering offer:

  • A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students.   
  • The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully within the world of work or onto further study.  
  • Refreshed content that is closely aligned with the employer, Professional Body, and higher education needs.  
  • Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with effective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do). 
  • Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments.   
  • A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy, thereby accommodating and enhancing different learning styles.   
  • A qualification designed to meet the needs of employers encompassing two level 5 units  
  • Day release required  
  • Teaching, learning, and assessment will be based at Rochdale Training  

What will you learn 

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units in each pathway, with the opportunity to pursue a particular interest through the appropriate selection of optional units. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for more intense subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study, and workplace activities.  

At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector through four core units for each pathway, including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The core units are:  

  • Unit 1: Engineering Design   
  • Unit 2: Engineering Mathematics   
  • Unit 3: Engineering Science   
  • Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project  

For the Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway, students take the four mandatory core units, one specialist unit, five additional optional units. These consist of: 

  • Unit 19 Electrical and Electronic principals  
  • Unit 22 Electrical circuits and devises
  • Unit 20 Digital Principles
  • Unit 52 Further electrical principles
  • Unit 8 Mechanical principles
  • Unit 39 Further maths

For the Manufacturing Engineering pathway, students take the four mandatory core units, two specialist units, and an additional four optional units.   

  • Unit 14 Production engineering for manufacturing  
  • Unit 17 Quality and process improvement  
  • Unit 8 Mechanical Principles  
  • Unit 9 Materials properties & Testing 
  • Unit 39 Further maths
  • Unit 50 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Learners successfully completing the Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately, and they will have the qualities of personal responsibility needed to enhance their employment. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault-finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, showing resilience under pressure and the ability to meet challenging targets within a reasonable, pre-set, timeframe. They will also demonstrate regard for the ethical responsibilities of the engineer, for cost, and for the importance of protecting and sustaining the environment. 

Entry Requirements 

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:  

  • A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.   
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering   
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)   
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications   
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution   
  • Related work experience   
  • An international equivalent of the above. 

Duration 

Two Years (Term Time) – Friday Day Release  

Professional Membership 

Not applicable to this Standard 

 

Qualification Title 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (HND)

Pathways  

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General Engineering)  

Brief Description 

Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering offer:  

  • A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students.   
  • The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully within the world of work or onto further study.  
  • Refreshed content that is closely aligned with the employer, Professional Body, and higher education needs.   
  • Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with effective and applied skills (respectively, how they behave and what they can do).  
  • Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments.   
  • A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy, thereby accommodating and enhancing different learning styles.   

What will you learn 

Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. Through this, they will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.  

At Level 5 students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge, and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. The two mandatory core units at Level 5 are:  

  • Unit 34: Research Project  
  • Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management*. *(Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management is also the Pearson-set assignment unit)  

For the General Engineering pathway, students take the two mandatory core units, two specialist units, and an additional three optional units.  *This could be less if level 5 units are completed as part of the HNC


Entry Requirements 

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:  

  • A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.   
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering   
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)   
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications   
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution   
  • Related work experience   
  • An international equivalent of the above.  

Duration 

One Year* (Term Time)  

*Depending on completion of specific HNC units. Please enquire for more details.  

Professional Membership 

Not applicable to this Standard