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Btec Level 3 Electrical Engineering Assignments

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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Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

If you are interested in engineering training, working in electrical engineering or want to study an electronics-related subject at a higher level, this course will prepare you for university and a career in areas such as electrical engineering, electronics, avionics, automotive, telecommunications and mobile communications.

The course consists of 17 units.

Year 1 of the course gives 90 credits , 9 units each with 10 credits. Year 2 of the course -additional 90 credits, 8 units, each unit is worth 10 credits with exception of Engineering project unit worth 20 credits ,giving a total of 180 credits.

The following units are taught:

Core BTEC Units:

  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Health and Safety
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles

Other units include:

  • Electrical Technology
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement and testing
  • Engineering Design
  • Construction and Applications of Digital systems
  • Engineering Project
  • Communications for Technicians
  • Electronics fault finding
  • Principle and applications of Analogue Electronics
  • Further maths
Entry Requirements

4-5 GCSEs grade A- C, including English and Maths (Higher). Students with full Level 2 vocational qualifications (preferably in engineering with an overall Merit/Distinction and GCSE Maths (Higher) and English grade A- C will be considered. For internal candidates entry requirements may differ. All candidates require a good reference.

Assessment Method

Course assessment in accordance to BTEC requirements. Includes:

  • In class assessments.
  • Completion of assignments.
  • Practical assessments
Progression Opportunities

After two year course, depending on grades progression to University or employment as engineering technician

Study Methods

You will be learning within a fully established electronics lab which is fully equipped to deal with all aspects of electronic repairs and diagnostics. Delivery is a mix of lectures, laboratory/practical work, tutorials, self study periods, projects and assignment work.

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