General Engineering (RQF)

Warwickshire College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Warwickshire College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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The Higher National Engineering awards are designed to provide each student with engineering knowledge and understanding appropriate to their engineering interests, employment and vocational needs. BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employers’ needs. Therefore, Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5. There is now a greater emphasis on employer engagement and work readiness. The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering are designed to reflect this increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways at Levels 4 and 5. These qualifications provide students with a clear pathway to employment, appropriate support during employment and a recognised progression route to gain the further learning required at Level 6 to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration or to the final stages of a degree. It is possible to study this course as an apprentice. If you already work for an employer who wants to sponsor your apprenticeship, then you need to ask them to call our Employer Services Team on 0300 456 0046 or email [email protected] to ensure that the relevant paperwork is completed.

Course details


To achieve the new Higher National Diploma (RQF) you will be required to complete a selection of modules which amount to 240 credits. There are both core and proposed optional units on this course: Core units: • Research Project • Professional Engineering Management • Further Mathematics • Lean Manufacturing Proposed Optional units: • Managing System Engineering • Sustainability • Further Electrical and Electronic Principles

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods and equipment appropriate to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria will be used, and will consider the practices used within the Engineering sector. Whilst credit is awarded at a threshold level of achievement only, grading arrangements will apply to individual units which will allow for the reward of merit and distinction achievement according to Edexcel's published grading domains and criteria. Provision will be made for all engineering Higher National students to be eligible for grades beyond a pass level. Assessment is considered an important part of the learning process. In designing the forms of assessment for this award, care has been taken to ensure that all assessments test the skills and knowledge needed in the Engineering working environment. Formative and summative assessment methods are diverse and include problem based assignments, work-based projects requiring oral and written reports, individual exercises, experimental work, work-based assignments and phased tests.

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

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UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Level 3 Applicants should have successfully completed a HNC in Engineering with modules including Maths, Science, Design and Project. Applicants that haven't studied a Warwickshire College HE course may have to study extra modules to aline with the Warwickshire College HND Engineering Programmes. This will be considered during an interview

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5990 Year 1
England £5990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5990 Year 1
Scotland £5990 Year 1
Wales £5990 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

0330 135 6840

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Additional information

Thinking about applying for a degree course? Haven’t secured a place yet? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place here at Warwickshire College Group. Unsure how Clearing works? You can find everything you need to know here or you can give our dedicated Admissions Team a call on 0330 135 6840 for further information and assistance on your application journey.

Course contact details

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0300 45 600 49

General Engineering (RQF) at Warwickshire College Group - UCAS