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Electronic Engineering Level 3 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. It provides a grounding in general engineering. This is a theory based course with some practical work covering electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering.


Course content

This course includes a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will give them the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further / higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualifications of study.

The course covers the following areas: mechanical technology; digital and analogue electronics; computer aided design (CAD); electrical and electronic principles; engineering materials; mathematics for engineering; engineering design; science for engineering; mechanical technology and mechanical principles .

The key theme of study programmes at level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression onto higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which will include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, grades 9 – 4 or equivalent, including GCSE English Language. Preferably the GCSEs should include maths and Science.


This will be through classroom studies; practical work; problem-solving; communicating ideas; teamwork and assignments. There will be continuous assessment of a portfolio containing evidence of completed assignments.

This course includes the subsidiary diploma and the 90 credit diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering as a stepping stone to the full qualification.

Financial information

Students will need to provide their own stationery, a calculator etc. A reading list will be provided and students will have access to our onsite library and e-learning facilities.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress onto the HNC/HND Electrical Eectronic Engineering at Warrington and Vale Royal college, a degree at a University or into the world of work.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

A minimum of 24 hours of a placement is typically accumulated over an academic term.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Trips to various industry establishments are arranged, depending on availability.

Are there any links with industry?

There are work experience placements which are carried out in cooperation with local industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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