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Electronic Engineering EAL-PEO Level 2 at Bolton College

Course description

Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

This growth sector offers excellent career opportunities in electronics, mechanics, manufacturing and design engineering.

The rewards include a job that is well-paid, diverse and engaging and the opportunity to develop transferable skills which are in demand locally, nationally and worldwide.

Courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of specialist skills, based on years of industry experience and academic status. The curriculum is furthermore developed alongside employer needs.

Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.

Course content

What you'll learn

There are three fascinating and informative mandatory units:

  • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

In addtition, optional units including:

  • Applied Electrical & Mechanical Science for Engineering
  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures
  • Selecting Engineering Materials
  • Using Computer-aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering

You will have the opportunity to complete work experience during the course, Many of our learners are offered a permanent position at the end of their placement. Around 15 of this year’s learners gained some kind of employment through exposure to the industry.

We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3.

Elements of study

Your programme consists of the following elements:

  • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
  • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
  • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
  • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
  • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills).

Entry requirements

We ask that you have three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. You must have Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.


You will be continually assessed throughout the year; there will be no exams.

Financial information

Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident.  Financial help is available for some students, whose families are on low income. If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?

For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to an Engineering BTEC Level 3 course.

Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for an Engineering or Manufacturing Apprenticeship.

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Following further study you could work as:

  • An Electrical Engineer where you could earn up to £40,000 a year, depending on experience. Once Chartered, you could earn £45,000 a year or more.
  • A Telecoms Engineer, earning between £16,000 and £30,000 a year.
  • A Design and Development Engineer, earning between £21,000 and £55,000 a year, depending on experience.

Further information

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.


We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Attending national motorsports events
  • Hearing and meeting with guest speakers from the industry
  • Opportunities to take part in regional skills competitions.


The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.

During their recent visit in February 2017, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm

Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm - 8pm

Futures4Me Event

Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm – 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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