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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are a list of FAQ that we commonly get asked. If your question is not listed, please get in touch via the contact page.

I am a qualified Electrician, can I start the HNC Engineering?

You will likely need to do the bridging course first as advanced maths was not part of your training.

Do I have to attend a centre for exams?

No – All course work and assessments are undertaken online.

Will I have to buy any course books/additional reading?

We have a list of recommended books for learners. Although these are very useful and can help significantly they are a RECOMMENDED list only.  They can be bought used on EBAY/AMAZON.

How long will it take to complete a Unit?

Guidelines are 1-3 months per 10 credit Unit. But this depends entirely on learner study time dedicated to Unit. 

Do I have a time limit to complete the course?

Yes – each course has a different duration depending on credit size. See the course page for details. Typically 12 months per 60 credits or pro-rated.

What if I run out of time?

You can extend by 1 month at a time or get 6 months bundle..

Do you offer finance?

Yes, We have a range of payment plans.  We have partnered up with lenders Duologi who will process the finance applications (Terms & Conditions apply), undertake all credit checks and notify customer very quickly of the decision. 

I studied previously – Can I use it as Accredited Prior Learning (APL) Credit?

Yes – if relevant to current studies.  Send us the course transcripts/learning outcomes and we can assess and work out if and what you can have APL’d.

Do I need any special equipment?

A PC/Laptop with office software and a good internet connection. For those studying IT or Computing, you will need access to a PC that you can add/remove hardware and software. For those studying Engineering, it is advised to use a PC running Windows software. Apple do not have compatibility with some of the software we issue.

Is an HNC higher than a City & Guilds?

They are like apples and oranges. City and Guilds are an Awarding Organisation, similar to Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC. What you need to compare are the levels. See the below table for guidance. Level 2 would be GCSE level.

levels Grid

If you have any other question, please get in touch via the contact page.

FAQ are subject to change.