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Apply for the HNC/HND Programme


  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (including Operations, Instrumentation & Control)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Structure & Costs

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is for both apprentices and engineers working within industry. It has been designed as a partnership between the student, their company and HETA. The cost for the HNC programme is £2,950 per year+VAT (Total Cost- £5900+VAT) 

Day release: This course provides a two year, one day per week programme. Course materials will be available both in the centre and online. You’ll attend the course for approximately 80 days over the 2 years. 

Our Higher National Diploma(HND) is a one year programme following the successful completion of a 170 credit HNC. The cost for the HND programme is £5900 per year+VAT. 

Entry Requirements

Current advanced apprentices should achieve a Level 3 BTEC in Engineering.  Applications from ‘mature’ Engineering technicians with suitable equivalent qualifications are welcomed and previous engineering experience may be considered as evidence of suitability for the course.

What Will I Need To Apply

Candidates looking to apply must complete the online application and will need the following information:

  • A valid email address you check regularly.
  • (Where applicable) your employers' contact details.
  • Your GCSE maths and science grades.
  • Details of other relevant qualifications you hold.
  • Contact details of a referee to support your application


Our HNC/HND programmes is now accredited by University of Hull and Coventry University at Scarborough. Successful completion of our HND programmes, at merit grade or above, will allow progression onto the final year of UoH BEng programme and CU Scarborough BSc programme.

Note - Coventry University at Scarborough may require an additional Renewables module being taken over the summer period prior to commencement.

To Apply

To apply for the HNC or HND programme, please click here.

Further Information

For further information regarding our Higher National programmes or to discuss an application in more detail please contact your local HETA site.  

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