16-18 Year Olds
Award to be received
Who is this course for?
This course is for people who are looking for a career in electrical/electronic engineering or who would like to progress to studying electrical/electronic engineering at a higher educational level.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need either a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above including a ‘B’ in Mathematics. Or a BTEC at Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, at Merit Level with a Merit in Mathematics.
What are the key things you'll learn?
This course has seven mandatory topics:
- 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
- Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
- Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
As well as eight optional topics such as:
- Three Phase Electrical Systems
- Electrical Machines
- Electronic Measurement and Testing Circuits
- Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems
- Electronic Devices and Circuits
- Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission
- Electrical Installation of Hardware and Cables
- Further Engineering Mathematics
If you do not have a grade 4/5 GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.
How you will learn
This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course you’ll gain a Technical Certificate for an Advanced Apprenticeship which will help you gain employment in engineering industries.
You could also progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or Degree in a range of Engineering areas.