The BTEC Higher National in Engineering aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. Where employability skills are referred to, this generally means skills in three main categories: Cognitive and problem-solving
The BTEC Higher National in Engineering aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. Where employability skills are referred to, this generally means skills in three main categories: Cognitive and problem-solving skills: critical thinking, approaching non-routine
Problems by applying expert and creative solutions, use of systems and digital technology, generating and communicating ideas creatively; Intra-personal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and self-development, self-analysis and reflection, planning and prioritising; Interpersonal skills: effective communication and articulation of information, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.
Students can also benefit from opportunities for deeper learning, where they are able to make connections between units and select areas of interest for detailed study. In this way, the Higher National in Engineering provides a vocational context in which students can develop the knowledge and academic study skills required for particular degree courses and progression to university, including: Active research skills; Effective writing skills; Analytical skills; Critical thinking; Creative problem-solving; Decision-making; Team building; Digital literacy; Practical design and build skills; Experimental and testing techniques; Competence in assessment methods used in higher education. The Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. On successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can progress into employment or continue their study at level 5, HND in Engineering (Top Up) that provides an opportunity to extend an existing HNC qualification to a higher level with study of more in depth specialist units.
There might be a part-time course available for this subject, we are waiting for data from our partner UCAS.
Grades / Points required
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