Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering - Cambridge Regional College
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Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, Sep 2024
Level: 4
Start Date: Sep 2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2 Year(s)
College Attendance: 2 Year(s)
Type:Part Time, Higher Education
New Student Fee:£2745.00 per year
CRC Level 3 Progression Fee:£2245.00 per year
About the Course

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
U20 Digital Principles (15 Credits) Level 4
U32 CAD for Maintenance Engineers (15 Credits) Level 4

YEAR 2 :
U1 Engineering Design (15 Credits) Level 4
U4 Managing a professional Engineering Project (15 Credits) Level 4
U19 Electrical and Electronic 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.


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.


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;

? Apply online direct from this course page.  Click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page by the course information.  By clicking this button, you will be taken to our online application system.  This system will ask you to create a new account if you have not created one previously. Once you have created an account you can apply for the course.

? Apply through UCAS. When you have found your chosen course on the UCAS website, you can apply directly from UCAS. You will need to have created a UCAS account if you do not have one already to apply.
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