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Higher National Certificate (HNC) Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Activate Learning
Course summary
2 years
Part time
Professional Training

Course description

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Electrical/Electronic Engineering

This certificate is awarded by Pearson.Build up your engineering skills and work towards becoming a professional engineer.

This course has been designed to meet the requirement of the engineering industry, developing skills in design, automation and circuit principles. It is ideal for a day release from an employer and for mature students looking to refocus their careers.  

On successful completion, you will be awarded a Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from EdExcel.

The course provides a specialist vocational programme with strong work related emphasis.  You will build both academic and practical skills, with a range of practical building projects throughout the two years including: ladder logic systems and monitoring systems using mobile phones.

This course will help you develop skills and knowledge so you can bring together engineering elements in project-based assignments, related to the needs of the engineering sector.

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Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that Activate Learning delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

Please note: tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the government.

Suitability - Who should attend?

A typical offer is 64 UCAS points. This may be from:

  • Two A-levels at grade A-C with Maths and Science related subjects
  • Level 3 National Diploma grade MM
  • Level 3 Extended National Diploma grade MPP, with Maths at a Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma; MPP

In addition, applicants should possess GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent). We also welcome students returning to education who possess strong industry related experience. We support widening participation and encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications.   

Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be admitted with credit for up to a maximum of 120 credits at Level 4.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:

  • British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 5.5 overall.

Course delivery details

The college has specialisms in both electrical power and electronics engineering, so students can develop in both or the individual routes.  

Year 1 units:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles

Year 2 units:

  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project Automation
  • Robotics and PLC’s Digital Principles
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices  

About provider

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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Activate Learning

Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
OX1 1SA Oxford Oxfordshire

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