General Engineering Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

This course is for you if:
You want to make things and want a flexible, solid understanding of engineering, as well as studying several areas at a more in-depth level. You want to gain the skills and knowledge, to have the opportunity to be able to build upon this knowledge with further Higher Education study.

The Engineering Innovation Centre is for you if:
You want an affordable university-level qualification at a centre that offers smaller classes, innovative technology, tutors who are passionate about their industry and dedicated study skills support and tutorials throughout your course to help you achieve your goals.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Engineering Innovation Centre - West Nottinghamshire College

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Core HNC units:

Engineering Design
Engineering Maths
Engineering Science
Managing a Professional Engineering Project
There will be four additional units which are to be confirmed, however, they will be chosen from the following list. These units will be discussed with students as soon as they are confirmed. Module titles may be subject to change.

Renewable Energy
Mechanical Principles
Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Digital Principles
Electronic Circuits and Devices
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. For mathematical subjects there may be time-based assessments in the classroom.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code HCEN
Institution code W45
Campus name Engineering Innovation Centre - West Nottinghamshire College
Campus code I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM With a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.

In order to start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards, at least 64 UCAS points, which is equivalent to:

2 A Level grade C/grade 4 in appropriate subjects, one of which should be Maths.
BTEC National Diploma at grade MM – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.
BTEC National Extended Diploma at grade MPP – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.

Additional entry requirements


We normally require three GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, to include English language and maths: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, we require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 5.5, at Level 6.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,000 Year 1
International £7,000 Year 1
England £7,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,000 Year 1
Scotland £7,000 Year 1
Wales £7,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Every student is different, but as a rough guide you should allow for the following costs of study, on top of basic stationery and IT costs, per year: ESSENTIAL: Between £100-£300 on books