Engineering Level Four Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering
Code 2065
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 4
Course type Full Time


This course offers a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. It provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector and its national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. This qualification is designed to meet the growing demand for engineers in industry at level four, to equip with them with modern skills sets, and to give them work-related and technical knowledge that encompass the engineering functions of design, manufacture and maintenance. During your studies, you will gain a specific understanding of engineering principles, including developing transferable communication and employability skills. You will be expected to interpret and critically analyse Information and use the information to solve real work-based engineering problems.


Mandatory units Analytical methods for engineers Engineering science Project design, implementation and evaluation Optional units include: Manufacturing, planning and scheduling principles Plant and process principles Engineering thermodynamics Mechanical principles Electrical and electronic principles

How will it be delivered?

The course will be delivered through a mixture of theory based lessons, practical investigation activities, on-going assessment of assignments, projects with a range of unit end tests.

Entry requirements

A level three qualification in a relevant subject and a successful interview Maths or engineering maths at level two

Your next steps...

Successful completion could help to progress your career in a technical or management role or onto a higher level course such as a relevant higher national diploma or a degree. This course is a strong foundation for learners continuing to university to complete a degree. The level of independent research and critical thinking as well as the assessment methodology helps to prepare learners for university. Although the certificate is broadly equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, the entry point for a higher national learner to a degree is at the discretion of the higher education institution