BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (180 credits)
  • Skills Activities (to help you progress into employment)
  • Maths and English (if you do not hold a Grade C in Maths and English GCSE
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set

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.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

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

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