Higher Nationals (HNC/HND) in Engineering

What is a BTEC Higher National?

BTEC Higher Nationals are higher education qualifications, recognised as equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. They have been carefully designed for students who want:

  1. To gain recognition through higher education level study (with progression to the final year of an honours degree)
  2. An industry recognised qualification, providing the skills and experience to support their progression in employment.


Where can a BTEC Higher National take you?

Whether you’re looking for work, currently in employment, or going onto the final year of a university degree, both Tecol and Pearson/Edexcel are dedicated to creating opportunities to help you, once you have completed your qualification:

Pearson/Edexcel work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme.

What are my next steps?

If you have completed an appropriate level 3 course and are interested in studying a BTEC Higher National Qualification, then spend some time researching the course and subject or unit that you are interested in.

Tecol offer 3 HNC (level 4) engineering courses, which have 8 units, and 3 HND (level 5) engineering courses, which has a total of 16 units. However you can simply progress from HNC to HNC by adding just 7/8 units.

To find out more about our HNC/D courses select

Level 4 HNC Engineering courses

Level 5 HND Engineering courses