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HNC Engineering for England (HTQ) PT

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification

The programme provides a broad introduction to the engineering sector alongside a focused introduction to latest advancements in engineering. Students will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering.

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Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Awarding Body


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This course is comprised of the following core, level 4 units that all students complete. Each unit has a 15-credit value:

  • Unit 4001: Engineering Design
  • Unit 4002: Engineering Maths
  • Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Unit 4006: Mechatronics
  • Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles
  • Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement
  • Unit 4020: Digital Principles

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

All Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) have a practical focus in delivery that compliments the theoretical underpinnings of Engineering study. Students can expect to experience a timetabled schedule of theory-led lectures/seminars alongside practical, assessment and employability workshops that prepare them for industry. All students also receive timetabled tutorial support alongside the formal curriculum.

Assessment methods are varied to ensure holistic assessment is achieved in Higher Technical Qualifications. These can include:

  • Practical sessions
  • Essay-writing
  • Reports
  • Project development and management
  • Computer-aided design
  • Podcasts/vodcasts
  • Poster preparation/presentation/symposiums
  • Presentations
  • Time-constrained/time-limited assessment
  • Reflection
  • Peer Review
  • Observation

You will normally be required to have achieved a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, A- Level or NVQ/VRQ level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.

We are, however, committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds, circumstances and demographics. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you feel you do not have the pre-requisite qualifications stated, we may still be able to consider your application, particularly where you have relevant industry experience.

Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis with appropriate advice and guidance provided.

“All applicants for Higher Technical Qualifications must be aged 18 at the time of enrolment. For September 2024 applicants, enrolment begins during the week commencing 2nd September 2024.”

This programme is designed for students who wish to have options to seek careers that require a multi skilled understanding of engineering. Our programme is flexibly structured and provides both a practical and academic challenge, within the framework of current industrial practices in manufacturing and engineering.

The course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who complete this programme typically go on to work in areas including manufacturing, power industry, design and maintenance.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diplomas in Electrical and Electronic and, Mechanical Engineering allow students to specialise following HNC by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HTQ), students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Bodies
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate]
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£3000.00 PT per year.

Additional Costs

Your tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or, choose to pay. For example:

  • Books/texts – You will have access to texts from your unit reading lists in our Learning Resource Centres as well as Pearson’s dedicated HN Global platform but, you may wish to buy your own copies for personal use.
  • Printing and photocopying

Trips and enhancement opportunities


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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply onlineMake an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74