What will I learn?

The Engineering Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes will enable you to enhance your understanding of engineering and help your career advancement.On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at Bedford College or another university, or enter employment. The course can allow you to take advantage of management opportunities within the industry.To qualify for this course you need:-Two A-Levels at grade 9-4/grace A*-C in mathematics and physicsOR-Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) at Merit or above, including further MathsOR-An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including further MathsIf you do not fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering / industrial experience and engineering knowledge. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding if mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
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Start date

26 September 2022


Bedford College

Cauldwell Street,



MK42 9AH, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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