This course is the equivalent to three A level qualifications (UCAS equivalent points) and provides a pathway for higher/degree education, technical apprenticeships with larger companies' or a job at technician level..
What Will I Learn?
In year 1 Diploma units comprise of:
• Health and safety in the engineering workplace • Communications for engineering technicians • Mathematics for engineering technicians • Electrical and Electronic principles • Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits • Microprocessor systems and applications • Electrical Technology • Features and applications of electrical machines • Electrical Installation In year 1 Welsh Baccalaureate sections include: 3 level 2 Essential Skills, Wales, Europe and the World and Team Enterprise.
In year 2 Diploma units comprise of:
• Engineering project • Selecting and using programmable logic controllers • Electronic testing and measurement • Principles and operation of three phase systems • Further mathematics for engineering technicians • Electronic circuit design and manufacture • Further electrical systems • Principles and applications of micro-controllers In year 2 Welsh Baccalaureate sections include: 3 Essential Skills at level 3, Work Related Education, Language module, Personal and Social Education, Community Participation and Individual investigation.
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering (containing electrical/electronic units)
You will be assessed in different ways for the different elements of the course. The Extended Diploma will be assessed via course assignments, experiments, project work and written assignments. To assess the Welsh Baccalaureate elements learners are required to keep a diary of their activities and experiences and complete a 2,500 word Individual Investigation.
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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.
- On successful completion of this course there are many progression routes including higher education in the form of a HNC or Degree. You may be able to move into Industrial Employment at technician level or a Modern Apprenticeship in areas such as Building services, Research and development.
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.