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Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (RQF)

The course aims to provide opportunities for engineers or technicians to study a wide and diverse range of subjects on route to achieving a Level 4, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification.

Course Structure

On completion of this programme learners can continue to HND study, enter University or commence employment.

Modules studied will include:

  • Mandatory Modules:
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Specialist Modules:

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Automation, Robotics and PLC



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Course Code: 71939
Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

GCSE Maths

  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy


A Minimum of 64 UCAS points including;

  • An A level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a STEM subject, OR
  • A National Level 3 qualification in Engineering

Access Diploma

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with overall average of 58%+

International requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 5.5; (minimum of 5.5 in reading and Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking)
  • Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Grade C, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK).


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section


How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Where will it take me?
This course allows progression onto HND Engineering programmes along a chosen pathway e.g. General, Manufacturing or Electronic (campus specific), entry to University engineering degrees (normally Year 1) or employment within the engineering sector. Past SERC graduates have worked for organisations such as Munster Simms, Datum Tool Design, Bombardier, 3M, Crane Energy, Kingspan, Sepha and Intel.
How will it make me more employable?
The course provides the opportunity to develop your engineering skills and project management capabilities through the engineering units and Project Based Learning required to complete the course. You will learn transferable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership and critical thinking which will help you apply to relevant jobs within the engineering industry.
Additional Costs
Estimated at £50 to use on materials for final year project.
Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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