The course aimed at learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, the course gives you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for employment, progression within employment or further study. You will be able to perform effectively in your chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
You should already hold a Level 4 BTEC qualification in Engineering or equivalent.
Many universities now allow advanced entry onto the corresponding third year of a degree. Some universities have direct articulations on to the third year of a bachelor’s degree programme, i.e., the HND is equivalent to the second year of university. Higher National Certificate or Diploma, students can also progress directly into employment.
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the engineering. A typical job role after completion of the HND is a Maintenance Engineer.