This is a one year full-time course (currently 18 hrs./week) which comprises of a BTEC subsidiary diploma in engineering, a national vocational qualification, (NVQ) in performing engineering operations and a Welsh Baccalaureate.
What Will I Learn?
Level 3 BTEC 60 Credit Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering This course is the equivalent to 1 A level (UCAS equivalent points are 40-140). Unit 1: Health and safety in the engineering workplace Unit 4: Mathematics for engineering technicians Unit 6: Electrical and electronic principles Unit 35: Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits Unit 53: Electronic testing and measurement Unit 59: Microprocessor systems and Applications
Units of a Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations Unit 036: Assembling and testing electronic circuits Unit 032: Producing engineering drawings using a CAD system
Units of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate (key skills / Essential skills included)
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C which must include English/Welsh, Science and Maths/Numeracy, or a Level 2 qualification with the appropriate selection and grades of units. You may also be required to pass an entry test.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish if any support is required.
You will be assessed in different ways e.g. In-course assignment, project work, practical work and written assignments.
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. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
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.
- A further years study is the usual progression, obtaining a Diploma in engineering, completing the advanced Baccalaureate and further NVQ units. It is also possible to obtain an apprenticeship at this stage as the qualification obtained is part of the apprenticeship framework. Most students proceed to a second year which gives better apprenticeship and higher education opportunities
Electrical or electronics technician
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Building or civil engineering technician
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Quality assurance technician
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Planning, process or production technician
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Science, engineering or production technician n.e.c.
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Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.
Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II or a BTEC/ SQA award. NVQs/SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.