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Electrical/Electronic Engineering - Enhanced Programme Level 3

Programme Description



This electrical and electronic engineering programme is one year full time in college incorporating work placement within the industry.

The EAL level 3 49 credit engineering Subsidiary Diploma forms the first year of the full 149 credit Technical Extended Diploma (for full time progression) or the 99 credit Extended Diploma (for part-time, apprentice progression). Practical skills are developed using a full EAL level 2 64 credit Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ diploma. Included in this enhanced learning programme are essential skills units where applicable. 


Programme Features



  • Successful completion of programme will ensure learners are work ready to progress onto a Modern Apprenticeship, or further study at L3 on a full time Technical Extended Diploma
  • Work placement with an employer
  • Industry awareness visits

Progression & Employment



Successful completion of the programme will provide skills enabling progression onto an employed status apprenticeship, or full time L3 Technical Extended Diploma.


Programme Content



  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations
  • Essential Skills Qualifications Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy where applicable

Programme Assessment



One unit externally assessed on line, the remainder are internally assessed via exams, tests, assignments and practical activities.


Programme Entry Requirements



  • 4 GCSEs A* - C to include upper tier Mathematics (or grade B at Intermediate level) and English/Welsh first language. 
  • Successful interview showing motivation and commitment to the programme
  • Aptitude test /initial assessment

Additional Costs



All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

Additional learner costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator). 

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.