HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Electrical and electronic engineering are closely related areas that serve an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering businesses - without electronics there would be no computers, electric motors or AC power.

This course will develop your working knowledge of how electricity is generated, transmitted and used to process and store information, the operation and control of common induction motors and generators, and important business principles that a manufacturing company requires in the engineering industry.

If you are undertaking further professional development, or wish to pursue a career in electrical engineering, then this course will suit your needs.

Typically the HNC takes two years, however prior units can be considered as accredited prior learning if suitable. Students will attend for one day per week, you will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.


This is an in-service course. Where students are not in employment, it will be the student’s responsibility, with support from the college, to find a suitable work placement.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Engineering Innovation Centre - West Nottinghamshire College

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details



  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Engineering Science
  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Electrical Power
  • Application of Power Electronics
  • Combinational and Sequential Logic
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy
  • Engineering Design

*Unit titles are subject to change.

Assessment method

This course is assessed on 100% coursework. Typically, assessments will include a mixture of written work (e.g. reports, reflective pieces, portfolio, time-constrained activity), laboratory work/practical, CAD design/development and simulation/modelling.

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

Qualification Offer Further information

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.
Alternatively, we welcome and will consider applicants with substantive experience in a relevant field.

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 £3,500 Year 1
International £3,500 Year 1
England £3,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3,500 Year 1
Scotland £3,500 Year 1
Wales £3,500 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 Up to £100 on visits, events, etc. In addition, students may need access to equipment, hardware and some software outside college hours.