HNC in General Engineering (Full-time)
|Mode of study||1 lesson per week|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||11 September 2024 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4EHG001 (2425)|
|Runs on|| Wednesday |
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Welcome from Curriculum Director, Andrew Lee
Here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, we are committed to providing vocationally relevant and industry specific Engineering courses and enabling our students to both enjoy an informative journey and gain crucial knowledge and skills and within their chosen area. All courses provide challenge and enable our students to both express themselves and understand their work in a wider context through research and analysis of the work of others. We pride ourselves on working with both regional and national employers in varying Engineering sectors, to ensure that we are providing our students with the most up to date and relevant teaching possible. We welcome you and look forward to working with you throughout your course here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
Who is it for?
HTQ: Higher National Certificate/Diploma in General Engineering
This course is currently being review and aligned with the new HTQ standards. Content may change when the HTQ approval is provided.
The Pearson BTEC 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-stud, directed study and workplace activities.
Entry requirements could include 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 other related Level 3 qualifications.
Entry to the course may also be available through related work experience.
How is the course assessed?
Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course, with feedback provided on all work submitted. Assessment type will differ depending on which module is being assessed, including assignments, practical experiments, logbooks, and presentations.
This full-time HNC is a 1-year programme. You will be required to attend college for two days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays). The academic year is split into three terms over 30 weeks. You will be required to undertake an informal interview prior to enrolment. There are no concessions.
The college works hard to make university level study as easy and exciting as possible. This includes living away from home. If you require student accommodation, it is now available in the centre of Shrewsbury: Student accommodation | Shropshire Council
Students can progress directly into a career in engineering, or you may choose to continue your studies and achieve an HND qualification.
You could work in different industries, from power and renewable energy to transport, construction and manufacturing.
You can improve your career prospects with incorporated or chartered engineer status. Chartered status can help you move into electrical design and project management roles, specialise in a particular field, or work as an engineering consultant. The Engineering Council have further details on how to become a chartered engineer.
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