The courses includes use of modern industry standard software and equipment, use of analysis tools, PIC programming and PLCs. The use of circuit modelling schematic and capture software links with the study of Electronic devices, circuits, PCB design and manufacture. A Fundamental study Electrical and Electronic principles links with the Maths unit to promote a more applied approach to the subject.
The course is for students who wish to obtain a qualification in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Usually Candidates are placed in, or have experience of an Engineering sector. Students should be able to attend college on a day release basis over two years. Consideration will be given to students wishing to progress into Electronic Engineering from an industrial background.
Ideally student should possess four GCSE passes at a minimum of grade 4/C in Mathematics, English, Science and other appropriate subject or satisfactory completion of a BTEC level 2 qualification to Merit standard or above.
Applicants not possessing the above qualifications but having substantial appropriate industrial experience and/or equivalent experience, will also be considered, The College offers several maths and English courses at various levels for potential Access students.
The course is delivered over two years on a part time day release basis for a duration of 34 weeks per year. Six units are studied in the first year, and five units are studied in the second year (one of which is a double unit).
The qualification is awarded on successful competition of all Units of Study shown below :
All units are taught within our specialist teaching rooms. Each unit is delivered by our experienced lecturers using a variety of teaching methods. Classes are informal and incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods such as discussion, lectures, group work and practical sessions. Attendance is compulsory.
The exciting use industry standard technology is embedded throughout the course equipping you with skills that are recognised within the engineering sector. Students are also given help and advice on applying for Higher Education.
Assessment is made through completion of assignment based activities, essays, course work, independent study and research, practical work and class based tests.
In order to achieve an overall pass, students must achieve 60 credits of which at least 45 must be at Level 3 and up to 15 at Level 2. All Level 3 credits will be graded at Pass/Merit or Distinction.
The College works closely with local companies in many engineering sectors to design courses to suit their individual needs. We are committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student
College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.Ebony Puttock, A Level student
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