This Level 2 Diploma is a work related course with a varied mix of practical and academic work related to the electronic/electrical industry. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course covers the basic knowledge and technical practical skills, providing a good foundation for future career opportunities, or progression onto a more advanced work-related qualification.
You will also study a unit from the NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations, to supplement your theoretical studies. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
What Will I Learn?
The Level 2 Diploma is made up of the following units:
Engineering environment awareness, Engineering techniques, Engineering principles, Electrical and electronic principles, Electrical and electronic testing methods, Electrical and electronic systems and devices
The NVQ level 1unit is “Assembling Electronic Circuits”.
For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will complete an individual project, along with a range of challenges in areas including helping the community, improving employability and how to be enterprising. The Welsh Baccalaureate also provides the opportunity to study Essential Skills Wales qualifications at an appropriate level.
4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including Maths/Numeracy, English/Welsh & Science. Alternatively, a Level 1 qualification with the appropriate selection of units.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
The course is assessed by a range of methods, including an on line exam, practical projects, assignments, case studies and course work. Your exam and portfolio will be graded with an overall grade for the qualification awarded.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.
Additional Fee Notes
You will be required to purchase Uniform (T Shirt and Trousers), safety boots & safety glasses (approx £55). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering, but is subject to a grading board and interview. Many learners have gained apprenticeships following the successful completion of this course.
Average salary: £29,075
Average salary: £39,546
Electrical or electronics technician
Average salary: £23,498
Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.
Electrical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.