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Higher Education Courses

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

  • Course Leader: Dr Robert Kershaw
  • Teaching Institution: Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College
  • Campus: Hereford
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
  • Final Award: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering
  • Intermediate Award(s): N/A
  • Mode of Study: Part-time
  • Qualification number: BZBD1
  • Date of programme specification preparation/revision: June 2021 / Sept 2022

Educational aims of the programme

The aim of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units in each pathway, with the opportunity to pursue a particular interest through the appropriate selection of optional units. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for more intense subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities.

QAA and professional academic standards and quality

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering is located at level 4 of the Framework for Higher Qualifications (2014).

The following university and further education tutors, employers, Professional Body representatives and other individuals who have generously shared their time and expertise to help us develop these new qualifications. Employers and Professional Bodies involved have included: Alstom, BMW, Eaton, GEN 2, Jaguar Land Rover, Railtrack, Siemens, UAE Military Logistics Support, Engineering Council, Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, SEMTA, Society of Operations Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Institute of the Motor Industry, The Welding Institute, NFEC (National Forum of Engineering Centres), Newport Wafer Fab Ltd, Microchip Technology Inc, SPTS Technologies Ltd, IQE Plc, Aston University, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Blackpool and Fylde College, Bridgwater College, Brunel University, Coventry University College, University of Derby, St Helens College, Teesside University, UCL, Warwickshire College, University of South Wales and Cardiff and Vale College.