Manufacturing Operations at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Manufacturing Operations allows students to achieve a qualification equivalent to the first year of a degree. Taught by industry specialists dedicated to ensuring you acquire the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the sector, the programme offers the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of manufacturing and related professional standards. The duration of the course is one year full-time (two days per week) and you will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience with some qualified up to Masters degree level. After the course On successful completion of the course you will gain a Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Manufacturing Operations. Upon completion of this course, you could progress to further study or employment.


You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Listed below are examples of units that are likely to be studied: Engineering Design; Manufacturing Operations Mathematics; Manufacturing Processes; Managing a Professional Engineering Project; Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles; Quality & Process Improvement; Business Improvement Techniques for Engineers; Materials, Properties and Testing. Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline or in response to student and stakeholder feedback. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about their modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook. You will continue to develop your report writing skills and presentation skills throughout this programme - you will become adept to writing at Level 4.

Assessment method

A typical week has around 12+ hours of contact time in taught sessions, plus additional 1-1 support available by student request. As with all HE programmes, students are required to take ownership of their learning and development and should expect to spend time studying and completing assessment tasks with independence outside of lectures.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typical entry requirements are 48 UCAS tariff points from two A levels or equivalent, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Access to HE Diploma, International Baccalaureate (with at least 24 points achieved), UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers, UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate are generally accepted. It is highly recommended that these 48 UCAS tariff points come from an Engineering or Science-based discipline, however, applicants from outside of these specialisms with relevant experience will be considered. Grade 4 (C) in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is required. Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English (or equivalent) and GCSE Physics is highly desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview before an offer is made and will be advised of the criteria in advance. We welcome applicants from mature students, and do not necessarily require the same entry requirements for those who will be aged 21+ at the start of the course as we would expect from school-leavers. For more information, please get in touch.

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 5.5 (with both reading and writing at least 5.5), a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please get in touch.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6594 Year 1
England £6594 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6594 Year 1
Scotland £6594 Year 1
Wales £6594 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information about tuition fees please see the 'YCUC Fees' and 'YCUC HE Fees Policy', both available in the 'Policies and Reports' area of our website. Please also be aware that fees are payable each year of the programme. There are no required additional costs for the programme. Whilst some students may choose to buy their own copies of certain key texts this isn't essential as relevant resources are available through the College's Learning Resources Centre.
Manufacturing Operations at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS