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.
You will normally complete a Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.
As part of the course you will acquire knowledge of how to use a range of electronic 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.
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
Future Career Opportunities:
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.