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Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technologies

This advanced course strengthens the knowledge and skills gained at level 2, whilst providing a more in-depth understanding of electrical electronic principles and engineering science.

You'll develop your knowledge of electrical and electronic disciplines with both theory based sessions and some practical experience and experimentation.

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

If you are a school leaver, 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 units:

  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Engineering environmental health and safety
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical testing and commissioning
  • Installation of electrical equipment

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments and one external examination.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and science.

You should preferably have a level 2 qualification.

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?

Upon completion of this course, you could 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, either in design or maintainence of electrical control systems, machinery and equipment or you could even progress on to an apprenticeship and earn while you learn.

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Why study Engineering with us?


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


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.


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.