Level: 5 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September
Days of the Week: Tuesday, 9am – 9pm (TBC 2024)
Location: Cronton College, Cronton Lane, Widnes WA8 5WA
Part Time Course
Please note that the HNC and HND Engineering programmes are currently being updated in line with the Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ). Course content may therefore vary from the current information. Further updates will follow.
- Candidates must have studied and successfully completed the HNC Engineering (RQF).
- GCSE maths and English at Grade C/4 or equivalent.
- Completion of a pre-course bridge assessment (where appropriate).
Course Fee (Per Year): £4,995
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The Higher National Diploma in Engineering is a one-year specialist work-related course, to allow you to top up your HNC Engineering (RQF) to a HND. At Riverside College, we offer two specialist pathways: Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and the Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering).
The course provides greater depth and specialisation than the HNC Engineering, enabling you to develop a wide range of practical skills, knowledge and understanding required for progression into a team leader/management position within the Engineering Sector.
You will further develop confidence in problem solving and decision making to support you to take personal responsibility in a range of situations. This, in turn, will assist your career progression and professional development. Engineering project management and quality management systems feature predominantly within this programme. Both general and specialist units have been selected to enable you to develop Engineering Skills for the future, including Sustainable Engineering. Students will complete specialist projects, as well as an in-depth research project linked to their workplace (where appropriate).
You will graduate as a confident, self-reflecting professional who is able to meet the demands of employers in a dynamic and continually evolving sector.
When you enrol, you will receive the date of your first induction session where you will receive your timetable for the academic year.
1 year (plus completion of a pre-course bridging assessment, where appropriate)
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used, which will be primarily coursework to take into account the vocational nature of the subject and emphasis on work-related learning. Within the coursework, there will be a requirement for you to undertake calculations, produce designs and deliver presentations.
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- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
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