Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

This qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts and practical skills and has been designed to meet the needs of those currently working or applying to work in the field of electronic circuit construction and manufacturing.

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Fees are per academic year, subject to change

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This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme contains engineering units and offers a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

This course normally runs one day per week,  over 2 years, starting in September.

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The college is an associated body of the University of Wales and designated as a University of Wales Technical Institute (UWTI). It works in partnership with Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Sir Gâr, Coleg Ceredigion, Cardiff & Vale College and NPTC Group of Colleges to develop higher technical education and employer-led training and innovation. Working within a confederal structure, the network of Technical Institutes is informed by the needs of employers and aims to promote equality of opportunity and encourage participation in tertiary education.

Learners participating in courses provided by the college as a University of Wales Technical Institute receive an award validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

  • GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from A-level or vocational qualification
  • Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full-time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning or experience
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry may be subject to interview
  • 48 UCAS Tariff points from A-level or vocational qualification

The HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course typically consists of the following modules:

  • Electrical Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Embedded Systems
  • Design of Electrical Installations
  • Industrial Measurement Systems
  • Research Study and Presentation Skills

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

Successful completion of the HNC will qualify students for entry to Higher National Degree (HND)/degree courses in related subjects.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Find out about funding available for Higher Education students on our student finance page.

You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are employed and following, or intend to follow, a higher apprenticeship programme with Pembrokeshire College.

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Last updated: 18/06/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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