BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 3
Engineering and Automotive
31 August 2021
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics at grade B and English/Welsh first language OR an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade and GCSE Maths and English/Welsh first language at C grade or above.
In a nutshell
You’ll learn electrical and electronic engineering skills by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.
This course is for you if...
... You’re a school leaver with good GCSE grades
... You want an alternative to the traditional A level route
... You’d like to go on to university or to do an apprenticeship
What will I be doing?
You’ll study units including:
- Health and safety in the engineering workplace
- Communications for engineering technicians
- Electrical and electronic principles
- Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
- Electrical technology
- Electrical installation
- Construction and applications of digital systems
- Electronic fault-finding
- Principles and applications of analogue electronics
- Features and applications of electrical machines
- An engineering project
- Selecting and using programmable controllers
You’ll be assessed through assignments, reports, short tests, practical and portfolio work. Each assignment contains various tasks graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
What is expected of me?
To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Mathematics at Grade B and English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade and GCSE Maths and English/Welsh First Language at C Grade or above.
You’ll have a good understanding of Maths and Science and enjoy solving complex problems related to circuit design, construction and fault diagnosis.
Full commitment to attendance is required. You’ll need to be able to work independently and as part of a team and are expected to abide by the college code of conduct.
What comes next?
You can study Electronic/Electrical Engineering at university level or complete an apprenticeship in this sector. Alternatively, you can look at jobs that specialise in this type of engineering.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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