Lift & Escalator Technology HNC

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Distance Learning: 2 – 3 years

  • Starting:

    September/January

  • Fees UK 22/23:

    Distance Learning: £875 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International 22/23:

    Distance Learning: £1,120 per 20 credit module

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


The Lift and Escalator Technology HNC is a recognised qualification aimed at students who require a broad but complete academic qualification in Lift Technology. Covering a range of concepts of lift and escalator technology, from fundamentals to more advanced topics the course is delivered in a modular format and taught online so that you can study the learning materials, attend online tutorial sessions and complete your assessments remotely – albeit with a fixed schedule of dates and deadlines to meet. It allows seamless progression from the Certificate through to the HND in Lift and Escalator Technology.

This course is available via Distance Learning with a September and January intake.

Distance Learning Applications

Updated 08/08/2022

Highlights


  • Access to expert tutorial support and University of Northampton services and facilities.
  • Online learning to allow you to study remotely.
  • Unique, widely recognised industry-relevant programme.

Course Content


  • The Lift & Escalator Technology HNC covers fundamentals of lift technology and related engineering principles, through to engineering design, contract management and more specialist lift or escalator topics. There is some choice within the programme, depending on your particular focus towards lifts or escalators. You will also undertake a project, which is work related.

    The Certificate in Lift & Escalator Technology satisfies the requirement for three modules on the HNC and HND Lift & Escalator Technology and alternatively has entry points in September and January.

    All Lift Technology programmes are modular. This HNC programme consists of modules, some of which are delivered and assessed by The University of Northampton and some by The Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).

    The programme is delivered through distance learning (online) and so no attendance is required. It is therefore specifically designed for those working within the industry while studying at the same time.

    Coursework is used to assess learning and offers the opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate valuable understanding of relevant engineering principles and relevant Codes and Standards, and to apply problem solving, project planning and research skills. Assignments are often related to real life situations and are therefore an important learning activity.

    The assessment profile for each module has been chosen to ensure that the assessment pattern is the most efficient method of ensuring that you have achieved the learning outcomes of the programme.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

  • As a course designed for people who are working in the lift industry, we do not expect the majority of applicants to have any formal qualifications but to have relevant work experience. Those without relevant work experience may enter the course with one A-level qualification as well as GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £875 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,120 per 20 credit module

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £850 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,110 per 20 credit module

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • How will I be taught?

    This is an online course allowing you to study wherever is most suitable for you.

    How many hours per week of teaching/ personal tutoring?

    This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on your prior knowledge, and knowledge of the industry. Students typically study between 3-6 hours per week, per module.

    How will I be assessed?

    The HNC programme is assessed using online multiple-choice assignments and tests, tutor marked assignments and a project proposal and report.

    What jobs can I go into from studying this course?

    Although designed for students already working within the industry, the Lift Technology programmes provide an excellent springboard for career progression within the lift and escalator, and allied industries. They are also a route to further study.

    Any specialist facilities/ features?

    This course has been developed in conjunction with the lift industry in order to be relevant to your future career and what employers will expect you to be able to do.

    Some of the modules are delivered externally by The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) with other modules studied with the University. For more information about these modules please visit the LEIA website.

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