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This HNC is a university-level qualification (Level 4)
delivered in partnership with the University of Portsmouth at BCoT, it is
designed for people currently employed within the sector wishing to progress
and to enhance their career prospects.
An HNC provides the opportunity to upgrade knowledge and
skills, combining work and study and maybe a more cost-effective alternative
to university study. This course is equivalent second year of a full time
university-level programme and is a part-time day/evening release course each
You will gain knowledge and experience by analysing and
working principles applicable to current technologies. You will develop
knowledge and undertake a range of hands-on projects, mixed with academic
theory. During the course we will support development of key skills, including
maths, problem-solving, decision making, IT and communication.
This course is on a part-time basis, one day a week over two
years, and will be delivered on a Tuesday and is open to Apprentices and Mature
Tuesday and will go into the evening; -
14:00 – 15:30
15:45 – 17:15
Break for tea.
17:45 – 19:15
19:30 – 21:00
The lessons will be delivered via a blended learning
approach (Distance learning and face to face delivery) this will be agreed with
your Lecturer during your first lessons.
* NB Course fee is per year
Analytical Methods for Engineers Y1
Engineering Science Y1
Mechanical Principles Y1
Project D, I & E. Y2
Optional Units (only 4 can be chosen); -
Health and Safety and risk Assessment in Engineering
Application of Machine Tools
Personal and Professional Development
Your units will be agreed with your Lecturer during your first lesson and these will be assessed by a variety of methods that include Assignments, reports and research projects which need to come from your workplace.
You must have at least;-
A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.
You must also have qualifications for English and Maths at Level 2. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificates or proof that you have completed the required courses at your interview.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the faculty staff and to complete a maths assessment before being accepted onto the course which will be discussed during the interview.
All applicants must attempt the entry test, the links below will help you with this - you are expected to be at a certain level of maths before starting the course as you will be studying it at degree-level.
You will be assessed by producing evidence that meets the outcomes of each unit usually through the form of Assessments.
The assessment is continuous. It includes projects and presentations together with any work-related projects that may meet the requirements. It is likely that the evidence provided will include and involve real work based projects from your employer. Class work will include group work, discussions and formative assessments.
The successful completion of this course provides you with the progression to further higher education programmes such as an HND or a degree.