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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?

If you are aged 16-18, this course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

For those aged 19+, you will attend college for one day per week for two years.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • 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 5 (equivalent to grade B) or above including English, maths and science.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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.

If you are an adult student aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. You could also choose to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £21,000 per year.

More information can be provided upon application. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, 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 on to 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 a higher apprenticeship and earn whilst you learn.

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Why study Engineering with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist engineering workshops.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Wide Range of Courses

We have an extensive range of courses across a variety of engineering disciplines.

Industry links

We have strong links with employers such as Peel Ports and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Employment Opportunities

Our courses meet the skills priorities of the engineering industry.