At Riverside College we offer the HNC and HND in Engineering as part-time courses allowing you to continue working alongside gaining your qualification. Employers place a high value on individuals who possess a Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma and it can open up higher level job within the industry or lead directly to a pay rise or a promotion with your current employer.

HNC in Engineering

Start Date: September
Duration: 2 years
Days/Evenings per week: 1 afternoon & evening

This is a specialist work related qualification that covers all of the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector.

HND in Engineering

Start Date: September
Duration: 1 year
Days/Evenings per week: 1 day per week

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.

Meet the Tutor:

Carolyn Fisher

Engineering HNC and HND Tutor

I joined Cronton in 2017 and I teach Mechanical Principles, Calculus, Thermodynamics, Materials and Quality on the HNC I also teach on the Level 3 Engineering and the Engineering Apprentices.

Higher Education Engineering Courses Riverside College

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