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

The completion of the recommended units of study will provide the learner with a recognised BTEC electronics qualification. The study programme consists of the units below, supported by further selected units.

The Engineered World, Investigating an Engineered Product, Introduction to Communications for Engineering, Health and Safety in Engineering, Interpreting and Using Engineering Information, Electronic Circuit Design and Construction.

This qualification has a predominantly practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner.

The qualifications combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills in.

All learners will develop their knowledge and skills in Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance, good housekeeping in the automotive environment tools equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

Learners have the opportunity develop their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas, and also the option to achieve Level 2 units, which will support the learner’s progression to an IMI Level 2 Certificate (VRQ) in the appropriate career route.

Examples of some of the unit options available follow:

  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhausts systems components and maintenance
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Basic vehicle valeting
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance light vehicle tyres

The assessments for this qualification have a practical focus and combine various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it.

Your career options range from garage and shop floor positions to technical development. Vehicle ownership is rising and the industry is in constant need of bright young people committed to building their careers around cars. This is a practical course that allows you to demonstrate your skills in the workplace.

All learners will develop their knowledge and skills in: Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance, good housekeeping in the automotive environment tools equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

Examples of some of the unit options available follow:

  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Vehicle Diagnostics , Engine Management systems
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhausts systems components and maintenance
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Basic vehicle valeting
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance light vehicle tyres
  • Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Environment
  • Skills in Materials, Fabrication, Tools & Measuring Devices
  • Inspecting Light Vehicles using Prescribed Methods
  • Diagnosing & Rectifying Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
  • Diagnosing & Rectifying Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults
  • Diagnosing & Rectifying of Automotive Vehicle Auxiliary Faults

Course units may include:

  • 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
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Aircraft Flight Principles and Practice
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Aircraft Workshop Methods and Practice
  • Composites Manufacture and Repair Processes
  • Manufacturing Joining, Finishing and Assembly Processes

Course units may include:

  • Working safely in engineering

  • Developing skills in making engineering components using hand tools

  • Developing skills in using a bench/pedestal drilling machine

  • Developing skills in electronic assembly

  • Starting Work in Engineering

  • Working in a Team

  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information

  • Engineering Marking Out

  • Developing Skills in Planning and Making a Machined Product

Course units may include:

  • Working safely in engineering (Aeronautical)

  • Developing skills in making engineering components using hand tools (Aeronautical)

  • Developing skills in using a bench/pedestal drilling machine

  • Developing skills in electronic assembly.

  • Starting Work in Engineering

  • Working in a Team

  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information

  • Engineering Marking Out (Aeronautical)

  • Developing Skills in Planning and Making a Machined Product (Aeronautical)

Course units may include:

  • The Engineered World
  • Investigating an Engineered Product
  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Computer-aided Engineering
  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Numerical Control Programming
  • Fabrication techniques (Aeronautical)
  • Engineering Marking Out (Aeronautical)