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The perfect blend of theory and practice

Elevate your engineering career with our HNCs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechatronics – the perfect blend of theory and practice for the aspiring engineer.

What we offer

Our HNC programmes offers you hands-on experience, and an industry-relevant curriculum taught by our expert tutors who are passionate to share their knowledge.

At the College, you’ll study in practical workshops and lab facilities, and enjoy tailored learning that is ‘HTQ approved’ and designed to meet the evolving needs of the engineering sector.

HNCs and HNDs explained

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are Level 4 qualifications, and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are Level 5 qualifications. They fall between A Levels, T Levels and other vocational Level 3 courses; and Level 6 courses such as bachelor degrees.

Some HNCs and HNDs are classified as Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs). HTQs are 'quality approved' courses, recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to have met the knowledge and skills needed by the sector. They are marked by the HTQ logo.

Benefits of HNCs and HNDs

Cost effective, shorter study: As HNCs and HNDs are shorter than traditional degrees with a lower annual fee, they can offer a quicker and more cost effective alternative to study.

Independent Study: Apprenticeships and HNCs/HNDs are designed to the same standard, however each will suit different learning styles. A HNC/HND may be for you if you are settled in a job and do not feel you need additional pastoral support, or if you’re looking to train around your existing position.

Undergraduate Engineering HNCs and HNDs courses

Electrical Engineering - HNC

Undergraduate FKAV001P

Ignite your future with our HNC in Electrical Engineering – a dynamic program designed to spark innovation and expertise....

5th Nov 2024 - 29th Jun 2026

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Engineering

Abingdon Campus

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Mechanical Engineering - HNC

Undergraduate FKAV000P

Elevate your engineering career with our HNC in Mechanical Engineering – the perfect blend of theory and practice for the aspiring engineer....

5th Nov 2024 - 30th Jun 2026

Tuesday

Engineering

Abingdon Campus

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Mechatronics - HNC

Undergraduate FKAW001P

Step into the future with our HNC in Mechatronics – an interdisciplinary programme that merges mechanical engineering, electronics, computer control, and information technology....

5th Nov 2024 - 26th May 2026

Tuesday

Engineering

Abingdon Campus

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