HN Maintenance Engineering Bundle (Pearson)

This bundle of HN Engineering units has been specifically put together for those who are looking to study a few units that will directly benefit them in the maintenance engineering industry, giving them the skills and expertise to progress in the industry by taking on more highly-skilled roles.

We can now offer accredited units in bundles of between 1-4 units, instead of solely through a full HN qualification, owing to to Pearson's new HN Flex scheme.

The HN Flex scheme allows you to gain skills in a more efficient and bite-size way , without having to enrol in a full qualification course. It means you can study individual, stackable Higher National (HN) units with the progression opportunity of a full, long-term Higher National qualification in the future.

HN Flex may appeal to you if you are:
• Someone who has previously studied HN units or obtained an HNC or HND, and you would like to top up your knowledge and skills base.
• Have the long-term ambition of obtaining a Higher National qualification, but for the time being would only like to study a few topics/units, which can be banked and then used later on down the line towards your qualification.
• Interested in gaining more niche skills, to upskill or reskill, for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), instead of completing a full qualification.
• Interested in studying a combination of topics/units from both our HN Engineering and HN Business programmes. Someone working in engineering who is required to develop skills in business management would take up this route.

Upon completing an individual HN unit, students receive a Certificate of Unit Credit (CoUC) which will detail the unit(s) studied, Ofqual number and the unit credits. Students can then progress to a full HN via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Benefits For Students:
• Fully accredited by Pearson Edexcel. 15 credits awarded per unit under the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
• Flexible, unlimited tutor support seven days per week.
• No exams! All assessments are based on assignments that you submit in your own time.
• Fast marking within 48 hours of submission.
• No deadlines and flexible study that you can complete in your own time - you can balance work, life and your studies.
• Credits banked towards internationally recognised courses – BTEC Higher Nationals are delivered by universities, colleges, and distance learning providers in 60 countries around the world.
• Flexible and competitive payment plans.
• 14-day money-back guarantee.
• No attendance required – All learning and assessment resources are hosted online.
• All learning objectives are part of the RQF framework, and all resources are the same as the usual Pearson Edexcel HNC/D resources.

Benefits For Employers:
• Provide CPD via specific occupationally relevant units.
• No need for long commitment to a full qualification.
• Lower investment.
• The ability to target specific knowledge, skills and behaviours and upskill employees rapidly.
• The chance to build relationships with the region’s local college/s.

Module Details - How Will It Work?

The recommended maintenance-based units appear on the first tab below, although you can select any combination of units you like (to view all available HN Engineering units please head to the HN Flex main page). Samples of the workbooks are available to view below, along with the official Pearson unit specifications (click on the unit title). Please note that if you don't have a Pearson HNC in Engineering, you may only select level 4 units, as the same entry requirements apply.

U18 Maintenance Engineering

This unit introduces students to the importance of equipment maintenance programmes, the benefits that well-maintained equipment brings to an organisation and the risk factors it faces if maintenance programmes and processes are not considered or implemented.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to explain the importance of compliance with statutory regulations associated with asset maintenance, illustrate maintenance techniques adopted by the industry, work safely whilst performing maintenance tasks in an industrial environment and identify inspection and maintenance techniques.

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Analyse the impact of relevant statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements on the industrial workplace.

2. Differentiate between the merits and use of different types of maintenance strategies in an industrial workplace.

3. Illustrate competence in working safely by correctly identifying the hazards and risks associated with maintenance techniques.

4. Apply effective inspection and maintenance techniques relative to a particular specialisation e.g. mechanical or electrical.

U30 Operations and Plant Management

The aims of this unit are to develop students’ knowledge of the engineering fundamentals that augment the design and operation of plant engineering systems, and to furnish them with the tools and techniques to maintain technological equipment.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe the fundaments that underpin the operation of the systems they deal with on a daily basis and apply these fundamentals to the successful maintenance of these systems.

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Analyse fundamental thermodynamic systems and their properties.

2. Investigate power transmission systems.

3. Determine the parameters of static and dynamic fluid systems

4. Examine the principles of heat transfer in industrial applications.

U31 Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

This unit introduces students to the characteristics and operational parameters of a range of electrical system components that are used in a variety of applications; and how to fault find when they go wrong.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to follow electrical system circuit diagrams, understand the operation of the various components that make up the system and select the most suitable fault-finding technique.

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Investigate the constructional features and applications of electrical distribution systems.

2. Examine the types and applications of electrical motors and generators.

3. Analyse the types of lighting circuits available in the industry by assessing their practical application.

4. Explain the operating characteristics of electrical safety components.

U32 CAD for Maintenance Engineers

The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce 2D CAD drawings (using industry-standard CAD software), and to modify and construct electrical and mechanical drawings e.g. distribution systems, fire alarms, steam ranges, electrical and hydraulic circuits.

This unit will support the development of the students’ CAD abilities and build upon those skills to introduce the more advanced techniques that are used to create and modify schematic drawings quickly and efficiently.

By the end of this unit students will be able to:

1. Create and modify CAD drawings.

2. Construct, insert and export blocks with textual attributes.

3. Produce complex schematic drawings.

4. Transfer information to external sources.

Entry Requirements - How Do I Apply?

The usual entry requirement is a level 3 qualification in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications but have experience in the engineering field can also be accepted onto the course. Please note that if you don't have a Pearson HNC in Engineering, you may only select level 4 units, as the same entry requirements apply. Please get in touch with our admissions team, who will be able to tell you if you meet the entry requirements and provide advice on what you will need to enrol on this course.

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Progression - What Can I Do After My Course?

What you do after your unit(s) entirely depends on how many you have already banked. You may have chosen to study an initial one unit, meaning you can continue to register for more units individually up to a maximum of four. At any point (after one, two, three, or four units), you may decide to use the credits banked towards a full Pearson HN qualification.

If you have completed four HN units, the next step would be to consider using your credits towards a full Pearson HN qualification, as you cannot study more than four individual units under the HN Flex scheme.


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