Mode: Part-time / Full-time / Higher Apprenticeship (students in employment)/ Flexible Learning
Start Date: September 2021 - Places available to start throughout the year.
Duration: 1 year per level full-time / 2 years per level part-time (UCAS Code: HNC: HNG1 HND: HNG2)
Cost: £7725 for full-time and £4120 for part-time* (per year and subject to change)
Course Overview

This programme is aimed at students who have completed a Level 3 course in Engineering or a related subject, or working in the industry, who are looking to study a Higher Education programme locally to progress their career within this sector.

This programme has a number of different subject specialisms that result in different award titles. The title of the award made will depend on the modules completed. The titles of the awards available are:

  • HNC Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • HNC Engineering (General Engineering)
  • HNC Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • HNC Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • HNC Engineering (Operations Engineering)
  • HND Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • HND Engineering (General Engineering)
  • HND Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • HND Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • HND Engineering (Operations Engineering)

Students will attend two days per week for the full-time route.

Part time students will take a selection or modules from the full time programme.

Flexible learning options are also available on this programme.


Full-time: Two days per week over one academic year for HNC, two academic years for HND.

Part-time: One day per week over two academic years for HNC, three to four academic years for HND.

This programme is also available by Flexible Learning, which is a variable combination of Recognition of Prior Learning, in-class teaching, online study and/or short intensive courses. Please enquire for details.

What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Engineering Design
• Engineering Maths
• Engineering Science
• Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Plus four other modules selected for your chosen specialism.

• Research Project
• Professional Engineering Management

Plus six other modules selected for your chosen specialism.

How will the course be assessed?

A series of written and practical work is assessed by your tutors and will determine your overall grade.


The college is home to a £2 million industry standard Engineering facility, equipped with the latest technology and machinery. To include:

3D laser printer

Wind tunnel

CNC machinery

CAD technology

and more….

Materials and other information

To apply for a HE loan for the HNC/D in Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering course, please visit

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


This course can offer opportunities for students to continue their study of Engineering at Degree Level as a one year top-up qualification. It will also help you begin a career in this sector or assist with professional development.

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Apply directly via UCAS: Nelson and Colne College Group | Related courses | UCAS

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