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Electrical/Electronic Engineering


Key Facts

Level 4
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2020
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Awarding Body:
How to Apply:

You can apply directly to us for a part-time course, please download our Higher Education Application Form, complete the application form and return it to:-

Higher Education Office,
Wakefield College,
Margaret Street,
Wakefield WF1 2DH

Or you can email it to


The HNC and HND Electrical Engineering awards develop the candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of electrical engineering problems and their knowledge, understanding, and skills in a range of core electrical principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and electrical electronic safety at Higher National level.

This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers. It is a broad-based program of study but addresses fundamental areas which span many disciplines in modern engineering including aerospace, energy, industrial manufacturing, design, mechatronics, and food processing.

The course comprises 4 units of study per year. Learners are provided with module materials, lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, laboratory tests, and research exercises. The course draws students from many international companies and a wide geographical catchment.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Brand new facilities
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure

The units you will study are:

  • Maths
  • Science
  • PLC/Robotics 
  • Engineering Design
  • Electrical Machines
  • Project
  • Electrical Principles
  • Electrical Systems




Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 qualification in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or equivalent
  • Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our RPL process for accreditation towards this course.

Fees & Funding

£3,375 per year

Course Costs Included in the fees




Course Costs Not Included in the Fees




Bursaries and scholarships

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.


The Higher National Certificate course introduces learners to higher education and enables progression to the Higher National Diploma Level 5 and other degree courses, such as BEng (Hons) Electrical/Electronics Engineering.

I decided to enrol on this course to get a higher qualification and gain more knowledge in the engineering field. My employers are always pushing for people to be the best that they can be, so were enthusiastic about me studying on this course. The course has given me confidence in myself as I have been given support from the tutors, which is good because with confidence comes ability.

My advice would be to do an HNC as it can lead to greater opportunities, a higher qualification, promotion in the workplace or a better salary and it is greatly satisfying to prove to yourself that you can study at a higher level of education, whilst also developing the skills needed in the workplace.

Sarah Barkham
HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering