Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

If you are interested in working in the areas of electronic circuit construction and testing, electrical engineering or control and instrumentation then this may be the course for you.

SKU: 01288
ID: 01288

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As part of the course you will acquire knowledge of how to use a range of electronics equipment including digital meters and oscilloscopes as well as using computers and specialist software to design circuit boards.

You will be expected to work on technical problems individually and in groups, using a range of research methods to include reference books and the internet to find information.

To be successful on this course you will need to be able to work as part of a team, solve technical problems and have an awareness of health & safety issues.

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in year two is equivalent to three A-levels.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh, Mathematics, Numeracy and Science
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or informal interview
  • Successful completion of relevant Level 2 programme with a merit grade or above in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting
  • Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy

Units to be studied include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission
  • Analogue Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuits
  • Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems

In addition to your main programme you will also study the WJEC Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a Level 3 qualification which is graded like an AS level, and can provide additional UCAS points for university entry. It provides opportunities for learners to expand their knowledge, work independently and acquire new skills through a variety of activities which may include: guest speakers, workplace visits and practical experiences

You will also need to attend regular tutorials.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Completion of a final major project

This course can lead to numerous career opportunities including: Electronic/Electrical Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Renewables Engineer, Design Technician, Product Tester, Research Engineer, New Product Developer.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2024/25
  • You will need to pay a £35 electrical/electronic workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 23/11/2023
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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