Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CM5PHNCEL1
Start Date:21/09/2020
New Student Fees*:£2495
CRC Level 3 Progression**:£1995
CRC Level 4 Progression***:£N/A
* Fees for new students
** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 3 at CRC in the previous year
*** Fees for applicants who have completed their Level 4 HNC at CRC in the previous year

Course Overview

This is a 2 year course, studied at 1 day per week.

This Level 4 course is a nationally recognised and highly respected qualification, accepted by employers, universities and professional engineering institutions. The course is aimed at working engineers and is ideal for anyone who is interested in developing a multi-disciplined career in electrical/electronic engineering. The College has close links with the Engineering Sector regionally and uses support from the industry to maintain currency of the curriculum offer. The College also has an excellent range of specialist laboratories, workshops and equipment providing access to resources that support learning.

All engineering courses at Cambridge Regional College focus on the practical applications of theory and include safe working practices, communication, team working and research skills.

Units of study:

YEAR 1 :
U2 Engineering Maths (15 Credits) Level 4
U3 Engineering Science (15 Credits) Level 4
U4 Managing a professional Engineering Project (15 Credits) Level 4
U32 CAD for Maintenance Engineers (15 Credits) Level 4

YEAR 2 :
U1 Engineering Design (15 Credits) Level 4
U19 Electrical and Electronic Principles (15 Credits) Level 4
U20 Digital Principles (15 Credits) Level 4
U22 Electronic Circuit and Devices (15 Credits) Level 4

Maths and English skills development will be embedded into all units of the study programme through investigations, reports, calculations and project work.

This is classed as a part-time course – on successful completion of this course, you will gain a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. You can achieve a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma by studying a further 2 years on successful completion of the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Home & EU students are eligible to apply for a part-time loan from Student Finance England.

Progression & Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After completing this qualification students will normally continue in employment as a skilled engineer or progress on to Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees or on to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma Electrical and Electronic Engineering at CRC.

To progress from the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma you will need to successfully complete your BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Progression to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma is conditional on group sizes being educationally and/or economically viable.

Entry Requirements

• 2 A levels at grade A* - E


• Pass at an equivalent level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma)
• Plus, English and Maths GCSE at grade 9 - 4 (A* - C) or a willingness to complete these.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Assessment is by a variety of assessment methods, including case studies, observations or practical work, assignments, time constrained assessments and work base projects.

All outcomes of your programme are assessed and each unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessments criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

How to Apply

There are two ways you can apply for a Higher Education course at CRC – you can now apply through UCAS or directly to the college using our HE Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website You can also obtain a copy by contacting our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email The completed form and references should be returned to The Admissions Office, Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status