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Lift & Escalator Technology HND

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    4-6 years distance learning

  • Starting:

    September / January

  • Fees UK:

    Distance Learning: £850 per 20 Credits

  • Fees International:

    Distance Learning: £1,200 per 20 Credits

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

Get in touch


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 894503

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Overview


The HND in Lift and Escalator Technology at University of Northampton is a recognised qualification aimed at students who require a more in-depth academic qualification in Lift Technology. Covering a range of fundamentals to advanced concepts in lift and escalator technology, the course is delivered flexible, in a modular format and taught online so that you can choose when to study to fit around your work and personal life. It allows seamless progression from the Certificate/HND in Lift and Escalator Technology to the MSc Lift Engineering.

Updated 26/07/2021

Highlights


    • Access to expert tutorial support and University of Northampton services and facilities.
    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
    • Unique, widely recognised and industry-relevant programme

 

Course Content


  • The HND covers fundamentals of lift technology and related engineering principles, through engineering design, contract management to more advanced 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 and case study within the programme, both of which are work related.

    All Lift Technology programmes are modular.  The HND 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 flexible and has been designed for those working within the industry.

    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 advanced 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,200 per 20 Credits

    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.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Distance Learning: £730 per 20 Credits
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,100 per 20 Credits

    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 2020 entry.

     

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

  • Some of the modules are delivered and assessed by The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) and some by the University. Modules marked with an asterisk are studied through LEIA.

  • Our virtual learning environment facilitates constant communication between you and course leaders. You are able to access key course materials at times to suit you and can submit the assignments electronically.

  • 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 HND 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.

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