Electronics BTEC Diploma Level 3
OverviewThis is a level 3 qualification (similar to 'A'-level) for those in or wishing to work within the electronics industry. It is the first year of a two year programme. There are 11 different units in total although the Project counts as a double unit. The first year of the course runs on Tuesdays while the second year is on Mondays. This course is eligible for SFA or EFA funding support.
Over two years this course covers basic engineering concepts, analogue and digital electronics, microprocessor engineering, business operations, maths and health and safety. In addition you will complete a Project which involves the design, building and testing of an electronic system to meet a particular need you identify.
The list of units studied over the two years is as follows:
Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace; Communications for Engineering Technicians; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians; Electrical and Electronic Principles; Electronic Circuit Design and Manufacture; Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits; Engineering Project; Microprocessor Systems and Applications; Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics; Further Electrical Principles; Electronic Fault-finding.
Further details of the unit content can be found at the Edexcel website.
ProgressionMost learners progress to the HNC from this course. It also gives entry to degree-level courses as well.
AssessmentAssignments throughout the course. Most units entail up to 6 assignments
Entry RequirementsThe normal entry requirements are 5 GCSE's at grade C or above, including Maths and English. Mature students without these qualifications who have been working in the industry are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be keen to develop a career within this area.
QualificationsBTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Home StudyThe more work you put in the more you will get out of this course. Assignment time allows for work to be written up, but you may find you need to do some of this in your own time. If you are unable to get to classes you wil have to make up the work in your own time.
SkillsThis is an introductory course so no previous electronics knowledge is expected. Mathematical skills are taught as part of the course, but you should be able to use scientific notation and carry out basic algebraic manipulation. Some practical work requires precise handskills.
Work PlacementThere is no work placement attached to this course. You are probably working in the electronics industry. Your project may relate directly to the work you do for your employer.
Additional CostsThere is a one-off cost to register with Edexcel. This is currently 147. If there are particular expenses involved with your project you may be expected to cover them yourself.
|Code||Location||Start||End||Times||Day||Duration||Cost (Year 1)|
|TC0203 121401||Newbury College||03/09/2012||27/06/2014||09:00 to 19:00||Tuesday||2 Years||£1,350.00|