Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Higher Education

Subject Area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

2 years




Adult, Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Pearson)

Regulatory Body

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Awarding Body


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Who is this course for?

If you are progressing from a level 3 Diploma in Electrical and Electronics’, Operations and Maintenance Engineering or a relevant ‘A’ level study programme and wish to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.  Then this course could be for you, as it will enable you to make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level with a range of technical and management skills needed for careers in engineering.

What do you need to apply for the course?

The course leader will review your profile of qualifications and/or experience held, considering whether this profile shows an ability to progress to a Level 4 qualification. If you have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic or Operations and Maintenance Engineering
  • a relevant A-Level Programme

If you are a mature learner you may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in your work sector.

What are the key things you'll learn?

4 Core units (Mandatory)


  • Engineering Design (L4)
  • Engineering Maths (L4)
  • Engineering Science (L4)
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project  (Pearson Set) (L4)

Specialist units (Mandatory)


  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (L4)

Optional Units

  • 3 further units to complete

.Note:- Optional units are not shown here and some may be changed to suit individual cohorts of students after discussion with the curriculum team and representative employers. The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC programme must contain a minimum of 120 credits at level 4

How you will learn

  • Classroom teaching, craft workshop activity
  • Library/Learning Resource centre work – drop-in
  • Directed work with other students
  • Directed private study
  • Directed study in Learning Centre
  • Assessment methods could include written assignments, coursework, practical assessment or combination.

Where could this course take you?

This course also enables you to progress to a HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or further professional qualifications in electrical and/or electronic engineering or related area.

What costs will you incur?

Course Fee £2300 P.A.

Additional cost can include books/Journals etc.