This course is year two of a part time technician course of two years, with units that include:
You will partake in practical and theoretical solutions to electrical and electronic engineering problems. The units are designed to give an insight into a broad range of subjects in electrical and electronic engineering, as well as broadening your outlook to general engineering solutions.
You may be a school leaver with an interest in engineering or be progressing from BTEC 1st Diploma/GNVQ Intermediate level programme. This course will also interest those in work with a good craft qualification such as 236 part 2 or Electronic Servicing 224 or 7261. You should note that there is a wide use of mathematics within this engineering course.
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma has primarily been designed for learners who want to pursue a career in engineering and who want to be able to collaborate across and apply knowledge, skills and understanding in other branches of engineering. They can either progress directly to an apprenticeship or to employment as an engineering technician or can choose to progress to higher education to study for an engineering degree or HNC. It is equivalent in size to three A-Levels at 1080 GLH and is intended to be a Technical Level qualification. It has also been designed to meet the Tech Bacc measure when studied alongside Level 3 mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Engineering covers a broad variety of roles and it involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely and support them during their lifetime. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas including electrical and electronic, mechanical, and others for example manufacturing. Learners will study 7-mandatory units and 8- optional units including the following topics: engineering principles, health and safety, engineering product design, micro controller systems, commercial and quality principles, project and calculus. Through the optional units, learners will study a mix of electrical/electronic, mechanical and other engineering specialist areas. The choice and units combinations will be decided based on local and employment needs. The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure relevance to current industry practice in engineering occupational disciplines. In addition, academics have been consulted on the content development to ensure the qualification supports progression to higher education.
The Electrical & Electronic Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma is year two of a full time two year course. If you have not completed the first year, you should apply for the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.
Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of units, for example in electronic devices and circuits, power and energy systems, printed circuit board design and manufacture, microcontrollers and/or calculus.
Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles, higher apprenticeship programmes or via higher education courses in engineering.