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Electrical Electronic Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 3 at St Helens College

Course description

With this course you will gain knowledge in a wide range of topics from the foundational scientific principles of electricity to power generation, control systems and beyond.

This course will prepare you for a career in power generation and transmission such as installing turbines and switch gear or industrial machinery and equipment such as making, fitting and repairing drives, motors and programmable logic control (PLC) panels.

Course content

  • Engineering principles
  • Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
  • Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
  • A specialist engineering project

The below units are optional:

  • Further engineering mathematics
  • Electrical installation of hardware and cables
  • Electrical machines
  • Three phase electrical systems
  • Electronic devices and circuits

Entry requirements

You should have five GCSEs at grade B or above including English, maths and science.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.


You will be assessed by internally set examinations and practical assignments.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

You have the opportunity to continue your studies on a higher level qualification by progressing onto the engineering HNC/HND at University Centre St Helens.

Alternatively, you may want to look for work in the industry or you could even progress on to an apprenticeship and earn while you learn.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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