90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
If you're 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.
- Maths and further maths
- Mechanical principles
- Electrical and electronic principles
- Business operations in engineering
- Selecting and using programmable logic controllers
- Electronic devices and circuits
- Electronic measurement and testing
- Engineering project (double unit)
- Electronic circuit design and manufacture
- Industrial process controllers
- Electronic systems
- Digital systems
- Electronic fault finding
- Health and safety.
Continual assessment and you must pass all units.
Four GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or a relevant Level 2 qualification at least at merit.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
You could go on to a university-level course, further engineering or electrical engineering training, find work or an apprenticeship in the engineering sector.
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