The course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the manufacturing engineering sector, and also offers particular emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
The HND is a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into higher education. The qualification is primarily undertaken by work-based students via our online distance learning platform. Our courses have been approved by Edexcel since 2014.
There are no exams. Workbooks produced by the UniCourse team, hosted on our online learning portal, guide you through each of the modules. You submit assignments through your dedicated UniCourse DropBox account. For those who are suitably determined, this course can be completed within a few months. Many of the questions which potential students have about the course are addressed on our FAQ page.
Achieve this Level 5 HND and you can progress onto the final year of a BSc(Hons) degree with the Open University (click here for details). Many campus-based universities will accept this qualification as an entry requirement to year three of their degree programmes (please check with the university you have in mind).
To achieve the HND you need to complete the four core units and then select twelve optional units. If you possess a HNC then you will have already earned eight units. A minimum of six optional units must be at level 5. There are allowed rules of unit combination, as detailed in the official specification for the course.
Candidates will normally possess a HNC in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications, but have experience in the field, can also be accepted onto the course.
If you do not already possess a HNC then you must first study the HNC modules before you can study the HND. Please check with our admissions team.
HND in Manufacturing Engineering (Edexcel):
PLEASE NOTE: The discounted summer course fees below apply to purchases made prior to 1st September 2017. Thereafter, Plan 1 will be increased to £4,000 inclusive and other plans will be increased by the same proportion.
If you already possess a HNC in this field then Plans 1 to 4 are applicable to you.
PLAN 1: Buy outright and save over 11% (Total: £3,475)
PLAN 2: £736 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £736 (Total: £3,680 - saving over 6%)
PLAN 3: £380 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £380 (Total: £3,800 - saving over 3%)
PLAN 4: £196 now plus 19 consecutive monthly payments of £196 (Total: £3,920)
If you do NOT have a HNC then you may pay reduced course fees for the combined HNC and HND using Plans 5 to 8 below.
PLAN 5: Buy outright and save over 12% (Total: £6,850)
PLAN 6: £1,452 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £1,452 (Total: £7,260 - saving over 7%)
PLAN 7: £750 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £750 (Total: £7,500 - saving over 4%)
PLAN 8: £387 now plus 19 consecutive monthly payments of £387 (Total: £7,740 - saving over 1%)
PLEASE NOTE: Students must pay all outstanding fees before the qualification can be awarded.