Mechanical Engineering at Gloucestershire College - UCAS

Course summary

The Pearson HNC Mechanical Engineering Diploma courses, delivered in our well-equipped teaching rooms, are a great place to learn about a wide variety of subjects and topic areas. The subjects studied will give you a very good grounding and are delivered in both a theoretical and practical way. The equipment used in the workshops is industry standard and most of the software/simulation/CAD packages used are the same as those used in industry. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to roles within the Mechanical/Manufacturing and in some cases Mechatronic sectors. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is studied at Level 4 and is suitable for people who want to consolidate or improve their knowledge and who wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification. The HNC is generally a natural progression from BTEC Level 3, however other routes onto it are possible. The Pearson Higher National Certificate (HNC) is suitable for people who are currently working in or hoping to work in a technical and/or managerial role in their chosen field. It is delivered as a part time day release course and takes 2 years to complete.


You will study a number of modules (8 in total) at level 4 including: Engineering Design Engineering Maths Mechanical Principles Mechatronics.

Assessment method

Assessment will be carried out by a series of assignments, some developed by Pearson and some in house.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2
IELTS (Academic)5.5Across all skills.

To study Higher Education at Gloucestershire College, normally applicants will be required to have GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent). The College will consider Functional Skills Qualification in English and Maths at Level 2. The ability to demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English and Maths, through an appropriate assessment at the College’s discretion may be considered. All decisions are based on an applicant's individual circumstances and the College will approach each application on a case by case basis.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6700 Whole course
Scotland £6700 Whole course
Wales £6700 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical Engineering at Gloucestershire College - UCAS