Level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering – Full Online Open Learning Qualification

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This course has been designed for individuals who are already working as Electrical / Electronic Engineers, as well as those seeking employment in Engineering.

BTEC Higher Nationals are well-recognised and sought-after qualifications, both in industry and in academia.

Electrical / Electronic Engineering HNC Overview

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are the first level of Higher Education (Level 4). Successful completion of this course will qualify you for progression on to an HND (Level 5) programme and potentially a Full Degree. In addition, completion of an Electrical / Electronic Engineering HNC provides evidence that you possess the skills and knowledge that are required to perform key duties of an Electrical / Electronics Engineer in industry.

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC programme offers full Online Delivery and Assessment. This is an Open Learning programme, but not in the traditional sense. Our teaching materials largely consist of Bite-size instructional video tutorials and self-marking, interactive practice questions. In addition, your Assessments will be completed and fully assessed Online.

Studying by Open Learning can be challenging. When you complete an HNC with the Engineers Academy®, you will have demonstrated that you are self-motivated, well-organised and conscientious. These are all personality traits and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers in the Engineering sector.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC Course Content

Mechanical Engineering HNC

A BTEC HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an 8-unit qualification, made up of both core and specialist units. To view the specification provided by the awarding body for this qualification, click on the BTEC Edexcel image.

The Engineers Academy® BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering consists of the following units (specialist units may be subject to change):

Core Engineering HNC Units:

  • Unit 1 – Engineering Design
  • Unit 2 – Engineering Maths
  • Unit 3 – Engineering Science
  • Unit 4 – Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Specialist Electrical / Electronic Engineering HNC Units:

  • Unit 5 – Renewable Energy
  • Unit 19 – Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Unit 21 – Electrical Machines
  • Unit 31 – Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

Entry Requirements for Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC

Although the Awarding Body of the Electrical / Electronic Engineering HNC does not specify formal entry criteria, it is the responsibility of all centres delivering the qualifications to ensure that their students are suitably prepared and have a reasonable expectation of successful completion.

Individuals from a range of backgrounds are interested in Higher Level Electrical / Electronic Engineering programmes. Some will have academic qualifications and no formal experience, whilst others will have been employed as Engineers for a number of years, with no relevant formal academic qualifications.

As mentioned earlier, studying an Online Distance Learning programme will also differ greatly from studying using more traditional methods.

For these two reasons, we ask all applicants to complete related Bridging Courses prior to enrolling on our HNC programmes. The Bridging Courses are designed to enable the development of the analytical and problem-solving skills that are required to succeed in Engineering Higher Education programmes. In addition, successful completion of the relevant Bridging Courses will provide further assurance that the students who enrol on to our HNC programmes will be capable of engaging with the course materials, assessments and Study Platform.

To enrol on to our Electrical and Electronics Engineering HNC, you should complete the following courses:

These can be purchased as a discount bundle below:

Upon completion of the relevant Bridging Courses you will receive certificates, which will entitle you to enrol on to our Electrical / Electronic Engineering HNC Programme.

Additional Programme Study Requirements

You will receive full, unlimited access to the Engineers Academy Study Platform for the duration of the HNC programme. In order to access the Study Platform, you will require an Internet connection and Internet access. In addition, you will need to own the following:

  • A scientific calculator (Casio FX83GT or equivalent)
  • A Desktop / Laptop Computer (for some activities a mobile device may not be sufficient)
  • Microsoft Office 365 / LibreOffice software (or equivalent)

Note: You may also be asked to register for additional subject specific software, but where possible, we will recommend software that offers free trials or student licenses.

6 reviews for Level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering – Full Online Open Learning Qualification

  1. Lewis teagle

    I have just finished my HNC in electrical and electronic engineering. I would highly recommend the course if you are working full time, due to the flexibility of when you can and cannot study. Andy and Jon were great support throughout the whole process and their ways of presenting each module were easy to follow and very clear.

  2. Liam Morris

    I have now completed my HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Engineers Academy. I have enjoyed every minute of my HNC and believe i have learnt a great deal. I will admit to being a little nervous when starting the HNC online but the videos and information packs give you all the information you need to succeed. Even when i needed a little extra help, Andy and Jon are always there to help and help comes quickly within a matter of hours. If you’re looking for quality teaching, where you can learn at your own pace and under no pressure, then Engineers Academy is perfect.

  3. Istvan Varga

    I finally completed my HNC in Electrical and Electrical Engineering and I am so excited about the future! I always wanted to study but full-time education was out of the question due to work. With Engineers Academy I was able to study in my own time at my own pace. When I needed I asked and received great support from Andy and Jon and I never felt helpless so I would highly recommend the Engineers Academy to anyone.

  4. Adam Carter

    I have now finished my HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Engineers Academy, I feel like I’ve learned a huge amount and the qualification will be very valuable for my career. The course was well structured and the online learning platform always worked perfectly. The video tutorials were really clear and informative, and all the material needed to work on the assignments was easy to access – I’m very grateful to Andy and Jon for their teaching. Work commitments mean that I would have found it difficult to study at a college, but learning and completing assignments when it suited my schedule and at my own pace was perfect. I’d recommend the course to anyone in a similar situation.

  5. Dragos

    I would like to say first of all thank you to my tutors for helping me achieve my Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronics. I highly appreciate Engineers Academy. Learning online when you can without pressure is a must nowadays and I even studied on the tube or bus, through a tablet or mobile phone.

  6. Liam Morris

    I am currently working through my Electrical Engineering HNC. I have just completed my first unit. As I have been out of full time education for over 10 years I was a little apprehensive when signing up for the course. Since I have started the course my worries have completely gone. The informative videos give you all of the information you need to complete the questions and assignments and the tutors are always on hand to help with any queries you may have. As I work shifts I was unable to attend a set day in college to complete a HNC, this was the main reason I decided to train with the Engineers Academy. Their courses give you the flexibility to complete the course at your own pace. I would definitely recommend any of their courses to anyone working or looking to work within the engineering sector.

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