This course provides a mixture of nationally recognised training, with the emphasis being placed on 'learning by doing', whereby academic work is reinforced through practical activities.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate, Work-skills and appropriate Essential Skills.
What Will I Learn?
You will study a number of NVQ, Performing Engineering Operations units at level 1. The NVQ units you may study include Electronic Assembly & Wiring, which specifies the competencies required to work from circuit & wiring diagrams and layout drawings, Electronic Systems, which involves servicing and fault-finding on circuits and systems.
You will also study relevant computer software packages and applications along with computer repair skills. In course assessment of practical assignments will be carried out.
For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.
The Work-skills portion of the Welsh Baccalaureate will include the best ways of searching for a job, applying for a job and preparing for an interview. These are all valid and necessary skills to make yourself competitive and attractive to future employers.
3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including Maths/Numeracy & English/Welsh.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
Assessment for this course is by continuous evaluation of practical competencies along with formal written assignments and online external examinations.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
- On successful completion of this course you will have gained the skills you need to start or progress in careers such as: Computer Aided Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Maintenance. On successful completion of the first year allows an education path to the VRQ level 3 electrical and electronic certificate. Other routes of progression include, the level 2 Diploma in Engineering or the level 2 VRQ Diploma in Engineering Technology. Successful completion of this course would also provide an ideal route into a Modern Apprenticeship programme.
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.