Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering)


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 13:30–21:30
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 32
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 224
Fee: 610
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:


This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management. The course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking an academic progression route whilst continuing to work. It is also designed for persons who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill. In addition to this, the course is also aimed at full time students completing A Levels or BTEC National Diplomas who wish to continue their academic career in Engineering. This course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development.

Additional Information

This course is suitable for candidates in full-time employment and for their respective employers. The course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into further higher education.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available inyour Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    This course will appeal to employees within the manufacturing industry, requiring training in:

  • Engineering Design
  • Managing Projects
  • Quality & Business Improvement
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Production Engineering. Aside from this the development of team work, presentation and Interpersonal Skills will be unavoidable.

    Optional Modules

    All units are compulsory.

    Assessment Method

    Students will be assessed through practical and written assessments, covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.

    Progression Opportunities

    Completion of this HNC will facilitate progression to higher level roles within the candidate’s own place of work.

  • In addition to this candidates will be eligible to enter year one of a range of Degree courses at either the Ulster University or Queens University , enter a Foundation Degree (or top up to and HND, subject to availability)

    Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs grade C or above, or equivalent to include English and Mathematics. Level 3 Qualification:

  • BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Levels or equivalent, point
  • Relevant subjects – science/technology.
  • APEL for mature students.