Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham
This is a work related qualification designed to offer you the choice of routes into higher education or employment in the engineering sector. It will give you a broad based introduction to your chosen career. The BTEC National programme is designed as a full-time, two year course, which will enable students to study towards a technician qualification which is recognised throughout the engineering industry.
The modules you will study include 5 core units:
- Health and Safety in the engineering workplace
- Communications for Engineering Technicians
- Engineering Project
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
- Electrical and Electronic Principles.
Plus 6 specialist units
- Further mathematics for technicians
- Further electronics
- Electronic computer-aided design and analysis
- Further electrical principles
Plus six further units to be determined in each year (optional). As well as this main qualification you will also have the opportunity to study for a short engineering related qualification.
You will also receive a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities and study one Functional Skill at your appropriate level in either Application of Number, Communication or Information Technology. A range of assessment methods will be used that may include projects, assignments, case studies and written assessments. However, the emphasis is on coursework rather than examinations.
For the Level 3 Diploma a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, Maths and Science). The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering maybe accepted at Merit level or above. Mature applicants will be interviewed. A BKSB Assessment in Numeracy and Literacy will be held during the induction period.
These qualifications allow you to progress onto higher education courses such as BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma or a Degree.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.