BTEC Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
One or two years
BTEC Level 2 at Merit and GCSE Maths at Grade C or at least four GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English.
This course is designed to provide a highly specialist, work-related qualification in the Engineering sector. It is ideal if you have an interest in the technical aspects in the specialist area of Electrical/Electronic Engineering and wish to gain a BTEC Level 3 technical qualification in field. It will give the you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. This is an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment they wish to enter. The course comprises a range of assignments, phase tests, practical and theoretical activities, including work on a major specialist project. It is an ideal course if you want to enter your chosen specialist area of employment in the Engineering sector or to progress to a Higher Education via a Foundation Degree, or HND.
The Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering consists of five mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 18 units. Each year you will study nine units.
Mandatory core units include:
• Health and safety in the engineering workplace
• Communications for engineering technicians
• Engineering project (two unit value)
• Electrical and electronic principles
• Mathematics for engineering technicians
You’ll also study 12 specialist Electrical/Electronic Engineering units from a wide range of related subject areas, such as:
• Engineering design
• Electronic circuit design and manufacture
• Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
• Principles and applications of analogue electronics
• Construction and applications of digital systems
• Electronic fault-finding
• (plus others depending on the preference of the students/employers where feasible).
To help with the theory content, extra lessons in the form of GCSE Maths and English, for example, may be available to give you further support.
You may choose to seek employment or follow an Advanced Apprenticeship, enter Higher Education via a Foundation Degree, HND or other professional development programme. You may also choose to extend the specialist nature of the subjects you have already covered in another field of study.
- Course running at Northampton