HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus



Start Date

Start Date


In a nutshell

Our HND's Level 5 in Engineering are designed in consultation with industry; and intended to link to local industry as much as possible, both in its content and in the mode of attendance.

The aim is to produce a highly qualified and knowledgeable engineer who can meet the requirements of industry. This is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis.

Our Engineering HND courses provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector. Nationally recognised by employers, the course also allows for further study at degree level and beyond.

This course is available as part of a Personal Learning Account (PLA). PLA is an initiative from the Welsh Government which offers people the chance to access free, part-time courses with flexible and convenient learning that fits around their existing lifestyle (subject to eligibility).

This course is for...

...everyone who falls into the above catagories, aged 19 +, living in Wales, employed, and earning less than £30,596 per year

…taking the next step in your career in the Engineering sector.

Course content

There’s a mixture of theory (lectures and tutorials) and practice (practical workshops) through core modules in electronics, electrical principles, control and instrumentation, PLCs and mathematics and optional modules including data communications and networks, power engineering and C programming for hardware applications.

A project in the second part of the course develops your group working skills and you will produce a working artefact to display in the engineering showcase event.

The course is delivered through a range of lectures, tutorials and practical workshops.

Learners will be assessed via assignments, coursework and class tests, as well as preparing and delivering presentations to develop your communication skills.

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • DD at A Level
  • DE grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include maths and English Language (or equivalent). Mature students with relevant industry experience who do not meet the academic qualifications will be considered individually via interview.

Additional information

Upon completion, you can top up your qualification to a full BSc (Hons) degree with additional part time study.

The course will prepare you for a career within:

  • electronics
  • computing
  • electrical engineering
  • communications
  • control systems and embedded systems

It also gives you the knowledge, practical skills, experience and confidence to study for an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Where can I study HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

Crosskeys Campus

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact us on 01495 333777
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