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.
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
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.
Course assessment in accordance to BTEC requirements. Includes:
- In class assessments.
- Completion of assignments.
- Practical assessments
After two year course, depending on grades progression to University or employment as engineering technician
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.