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: £2195 (incl. bridging units)* (£2095 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 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)

HNC in General Engineering – Content

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 (H1)
2 Engineering Maths (H2)
3 Engineering Science (H3)
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (H4)
5 Renewable Energy (H5)
6 Automation, Robotics and PLCs (H15)
Plus two more unit, from 8a – 8d:
a Electrical Systems and Fault Finding (H31)
b Quality and Process Improvement (H17)
c Mechanical Principles (H8)
d CAD for Maintenance Engineers (H32)
If no preferences are expressed on enrollment form or during Skype calls, options a-b will be the default selection

Option 1 – Full payment

Click ‘Add to cart’ below to start your enrolment – £2195 full payment*

Option 2 – 21 Month Plan

Select the cart below, if you would prefer to pay by direct debit. You can pay £110 deposit, followed by 21 x £110 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £110 deposit

Option 3 – 10 Month Plan

Select the cart below, if you would prefer to pay by direct debit. You can pay £210 deposit, followed by 10 x £210 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £210 deposit

*If you have completed your Level-3  course (6, 9, or 12 unit) with TECOL, your HNC fee will be reduced to £2095, if paid in full. (i.e. £100 refunded after full purchase – can also be deducted from your Direct Debit plan if required.)

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).

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

Students must also be a UK resident and non-native English speakers should have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

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