The qualification prepares you for employment in the Engineering sector or further study at university. It will also support career progression of those already working in the industry.
The HNC consists of the following units:
*Optional modules listed are indicative and may be subject to validation and may change, we do not guarantee that an optional unit will always run in any given academic year as options may be dependent on student choice, numbers and staff expertise.
You will be assessed during the course using a variety of assessment methods including reports and presentations, academic essays and work-related projects. Teacher assessments will be continual throughout the course. Formal assessments are moderated by the awarding body. There are no exams.
Progression path for the Pearson BTEC HNC learners is to the Pearson BTEC HND or the 1st or 2nd year of a professionally accredited BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Mechanical or Electrical Engineering course, depending on the match of the BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.
We have close links with a number of employers and organisations who share their own industry experience with students and work with us to deliver workshops and presentations. These employer relationships have been developed over a number of years by our staff to ensure that the information and knowledge shared with students is directly relevant to their chosen course of study.
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college. For further information on HE student support please visit wvr.ac.uk/higher-education-student-support
We offer students on higher education courses access to exceptional facilities, experienced tutors and a supportive learning environment.
Our tutors offer students the benefit of their own industry experiences, while also encompassing the knowledge and experience of the students in class.
The open approach to learning at the college allows students to understand how the topic or unit they are studying relates not just to their personal working environment but also the working environment of their peers.
Students will need to purchase TINA simulation package for this course at as estimated cost of £75.00. You should have a laptop/desktop to download any available free software.
Students will undertake an engineering project, cost ranges from £50 - £150 depending on student choice.
In previous years students have attended trips to Roberts Bakery or other engineering organisations, learners will need to arrange their own transport and food for these visits.
The college provides all students with £3 print credit, any further printing will incur a cost.
You will typically have one of the following;
Non-native English speakers who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, need to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to the programme where the programme is both taught and assessed in English.