Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

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

Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CM5PHNCM1
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 2 year 1 day per week course is designed to provide:

- Training for technician in design research, development and service support activities in Engineering, Manufacturing and Electronics.
- Progression to BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
- The language, knowledge and practical skills demanded in the Engineering Industry.
- Technical certificates for the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Units of study include:

Year 1 -
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

2 Engineering Maths
3 Engineering Science
9 Materials, Properties and Testing
32 CAD for Maintenance Engineers

Year 2 -
1 Engineering Design
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)
8 Mechanical Principles
13 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

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 two 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

After completing the qualification, candidates will normally continue in employment as a skilled engineer, progress on to
Mechanical Engineering degree programmes or the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at CRC.

Entry Requirements

- 2 A levels at grade A* - E


- Merit 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
- Relevant employment or offer of employment.

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