Level 4 – HNC in Engineering (General)


A BTEC Level 4 HNC in General Engineering gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for the next step in your career with a widely recognised higher level qualification.

Course Code: L4E-ZTU44
Course & Registration Fee: £2350 (incl. bridging units)* (£2250 for TECOL L3 learners)
Format: On-line, distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineering (General)
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Duration: Flexible – up to 32 months (or 36 months if bridging is required)
Requirements: UK Resident
BTEC Level 3 in Engineering*

HNC in General Engineering

HNC General Engineering has been developed to focus on the education and training of engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work, such as in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. Further, with the increasing importance of renewable energy and its impact on engineers, a unit discussing this topic has been included on all courses. The course also provides:

  • opportunities for learners to focus on the development of the higher level skills in a technological and management context
  • an education pathway, progressing HNC (level 4) qualifications to HND (level 5) and degree (level 6)

This 8 unit course offers a balanced programme of engineering principles, design and applications within mechanical field. You can find out more about the content of this HNC by clicking on the units below:

  1. Engineering Design (Unit H1)
  2. Engineering Maths (Unit H2)
  3. Engineering Science (Unit H3)
  4. Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Unit H4)
  5. Renewable Energy (Unit H5)
  6. Automation, Robotics and PLCs (Unit H15)

Plus two more units:

Preferences can expressed on enrolment form or during Skype calls – default modules will be H31 and H17

Each unit is further split into bite sized topics to make studying easier via our online Moodle education platform. You will be have 2 assessments for each unit. The above prices include the Edexcel BTEC registration fee, but some units may require some equipment / materials (check individual units) for practical exercises


Entry Qualifications

Should be one of the following:

  • BTEC Level-3 Eng. 6 unit (Merit)
  • BTEC Level-3 Eng. 9 unit  (Pass)
  • BTEC Level-3 Eng. 3 unit  and 1 A/AS level
  • NVQ Level-3 Eng. and Level-3 bridging units (see below)
  • Appropriate STEM A/AS levels or equivalent

Normally we require at least 32 UCAS points. Students must also be a UK resident and non-native English should have a relevant qualification.


HNC Bridging Units

If you partially meet the level 3 requirements by having some existing level 3 qualifications or higher; level-3 bridging units  for HNC will be required as part of your HNC programme.

Level-3 bridging units are included in HNC courses if required at no extra cost, and are:

  • L3 Bridging Maths unit L3E-B1
  • L3 Bridging Mechanical Principles unit L3E-B2
  • L3 Electrical & Electronic Principles unit L3E-B3

Payment Options

To get started and enrolled please select payment choice (all prices include BTEC registration fee & VAT):

Full Payment: £2350 single payment*

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21 Month Payment Plan: £125 deposit followed by 21 monthly payments of £125**

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10 Month Payment Plan: £230 deposit followed by 10 monthly payments of £230**

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* If you have completed your Level-3  course (6, 9, or 12 unit) with TECOL, your HNC fee will be reduced by £100 to £2250,. Amount will be refunded after full purchase.
** We will contact you with direct debit arrangements