BTEC Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Operations (RQF)
This qualification (at HNC level) will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work globally within the high volume and advanced manufacturing sector, with a particular focus on automotive, textile and food industries.
While pursuing this qualification, you will have an opportunity to develop key sector relevant skills and employers, to develop a robust workforce which supports the evolution of the manufacturing sector.
Careers after a BTEC HNC in Manufacturing Operations
This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course.
Here are some suggestions of the typical job roles related to this level 4 qualification*: Operations Coordinator, Manufacturing Test Technician, Production Manager, Operations Team Lead, Manufacturing Technician, Manufacturing & Production Engineer, Quality Technician, Lead Manufacturing Technician.
Once you have completed this qualification, you can top up to a level 5 HND in Engineering.
*Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.
Industry support and recognition
For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. Specific companies and industry bodies that have made formal statements of support and/or actively hire students who complete BTEC Higher National qualifications.
- BDCspacematerials: As an independent advisor in the aerospace and space, BD Consultancy recognises the qualification as appropriate to educating the workforce in this sector. Download letter of recognition (PDF, 0.04 MB)
- BMW Group helped designed which will form part of their internal training programme, supporting the development of staff in a variety of manufacturing roles. Download letter of recognition (PDF, 0.06 MB)
- TATA Steel believe employees who completed this qualification are appropriately skilled for a variety of jobs in the sector. Download letter of recognition (PDF, 0.13 MB)
Progression to university
We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.
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