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Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2018/19) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

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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.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.