Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3 at Sheffield College
This is a 2 year full time course.
About the course
This course is suitable if you wish to pursue a career in electrical or electronic engineering.
The course consists of 5 core units and 12 specialist units. All 17 units are required to gain the Extended Diploma. During the course, a range of subjects are covered that introduce many aspects of Electrical/Electronic technology to provide you with the required underpinning knowledge of mathematics, science, business, communications, and project planning and implementation for success in the engineering workplace.
The vocational focus of each qualification is provided through the specialist units.
Topics covered include electrical and electronic principles, mathematics for technicians, principles and application of electronic devices and circuits, health & safety in the engineering workplace, construction and application of digital systems, microprocessor systems and applications.
You will also have to complete an engineering project as part of the course.
Approximately 70% of the course is theory and contextual work and 30% practical.
Please note: This course is an engineering course not an installation course and does not provide qualified electrician status.
Personal Study Time
You are expected to work independently on research away from the college.
Will this course suit me?
This course would suit students who are interested in a career as an Electrical service Engineer, Electronics Service Engineer, Research and Development Assistant, Electronics Tester, Monitor of Instrumentation.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
This course carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels. Please check the UCAS website for more details.
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Double Science plus English Language and Maths
The course is assessed entirely by coursework therefore you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. The overall grade for the qualification is a pass, merit or distinction.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
The next step could be to our own HND in Electrical Engineering, our Foundation Degree in Engineering, into other Higher Education courses in this field or into direct employment.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 25th October 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Tuesday 29th January 2019
- Monday 4th March 2019
We are open 4-7pm at all of our centres on these dates.
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.