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Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering

With this course you will gain knowledge in a wide range of topics from the foundational scientific principles of electricity to power generation, control systems and beyond.

This course will prepare you for a career in power generation and transmission such as installing turbines and switch gear or industrial machinery and equipment such as making, fitting and repairing drives, motors and programmable logic control (PLC) panels.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

  • Engineering principles
  • Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
  • Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
  • A specialist engineering project

The below units are optional:

  • Further engineering mathematics
  • Electrical installation of hardware and cables
  • Electrical machines
  • Three phase electrical systems
  • Electronic devices and circuits

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by internally set examinations and practical assignments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade B or above including English, maths and science.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You have the opportunity to continue your studies on a higher level qualification by progressing onto the engineering HNC/HND at University Centre St Helens.

Alternatively, you may want to look for work in the industry or you could even progress on to an apprenticeship and earn while you learn.

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Why study Engineering with us?

Facilities

Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.

Tutors

You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.

Employability

With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.