This course provides a broad basis of study for the electrical/electronic engineering sector. It has been designed to support progression to higher education, employment, and an apprenticeship. We have developed the content of the course in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies. In this way, we have ensured that content is up to date and that it includes the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in the sector.
This course is designed for learners who are interested in a career in the electrical/electronic engineering sector and want to progress to further study in the sector. Learners will take a practical, applied engineering course as part of their Level 3 study programme, which gives them an introduction to the sector. All full-time learners will be expected to attend skills sessions as well as their chosen vocational course. You will also be asked to attend tutorial sessions as part of your full-time course timetable.
What Will I Learn?
You will learn:
• Engineering Principles • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture • Electronic Devices and Circuits • Assembling and Testing Electronic Circuits (PEO)
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 will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
At Coleg y Cymoedd we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your assessments. The better your grades the more options you will have and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher-level course.
Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.
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.
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 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