Awarded By: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 21-01-21
The HNC Project and Quality Management will improve your ability to support others in project delivery and is ideal for those looking to develop their careers. Studying six units throughout the course, you will learn how to plan, manage and control a project, including scope, quality, scheduling, budget, resourcing and risk. The course also covers quality processes (ISO and Six Sigma), marketing, principles of quality management, the legislative environment and business maths and statistics, alongside project communications and stakeholder engagement.
With real focus on a variety of management techniques and the applications required to plan and implement tasks, successful completion of this HNC will allow you to translate and apply theory to practical work solutions for a host of businesses.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
On this course you will study six modules including:
Project Legislative Environment
Project Communications and Stakeholders
Principles of Quality Management
Business, Maths and Statistics
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
The HNC is taught on a weekly basis and involves practical tasks in seminars and written coursework. Teaching methods vary by module but typically include lectures, classroom based learning and practical sessions. Currently, we are operating a blended learning model, with some modules taught via online learning methods and other modules delivered remotely. You will also have access to our virtual learning environment for additional resources, to support your studies
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The HNC includes both written and practical based assessments including open book exams, essays, reports and case studies, alongside class exercises, practical assignments and presentations.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Upon successful completion of the course, you may choose to progress onto a relevant HND course or undergraduate management degree. The HNC also prepares you for progression into employment, with potential career opportunities including Quality Manager, Project Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Plant Quality Manager. Alternatively, you may choose to progress onto the HND Project and Quality Management course here at Preston’s College. To progress onto higher level study, an additional application needs to be made.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Mode of study: 2 years, part-time.
Tuition fees: Year 1 (2021/22): £3,000, Year 2 (2022/23): £3,000
Location: Preston's College, Fulwood Campus (except trips and visits)
Minimum numbers required for this course to run: 6
Preston’s College operates a flexible admissions policy, welcoming applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merit. We also recognise prior learning/attainment (RPL) and experience, meaning it may be possible to map some of your existing qualifications against the modules for the HNC Project and Quality Management qualification.
If this applies to you, we will discuss this with you at the interview stage.
For students who have recently been in education, we would expect an applicant to have one of the following:
At least one A-level in an appropriate subject area (equivalent to 32 UCAS points)
BTEC Extended Diploma (or equivalent):
Level 3 in Project and Quality Management or similar discipline at grade PPP or higher
BTEC Diploma (or equivalent):
Level 3 in Project and Quality Management or similar discipline at grade PP or higher
Pass Access Course:
Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related discipline at Level 3
H5 = 32 UCAS points
An NVQ diploma or equivalent competence based qualification
Applicants with industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis for this course
Maths at grade B/grade 5 and English at grade C/grade 4. Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths will be considered, if supported by industry experience. A Science related subject is also required at grade C/grade 4.
IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.
A good application will be taken into account if you do not meet the above criteria.
You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston’s College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.