Accessibility links

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

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.

Qualification Title

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.

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Double Science plus English Language and Maths

 

Assessment

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.

Financial information

Money

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.

Free meals

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.

Travel passes

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:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

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.

 

Further information

Open Days

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:

Open Evenings

  • 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.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two year
  • Course code: GFNEL1

Venues

  • More information
    • Welcome to City Campus

       

      The Sheffield College City campus is a great place to be and perfectly located just a 10 minute walk from the city centre for your dinner time shop, and just 5 minutes from the train station.


      Our City campus boasts a sustainable, glass atrium that is 7 floors high and flooded with natural light. From lunch in The Refectory and with an outdoor terrace overlooking the city, the facilities include an aviation air cabin, catering kitchens, hair and beauty salons, science laboratories, dental technology laboratories, a sports hall, high tech childcare teaching facilities, construction workshops and a children’s nursery.


      Many students study catering at City so there’s always something tasty on the menu from ‘Grab n Go’, the student run restaurant The Silver Plate, or something to take away from the bakery.

      Address: City Campus, Granville Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2RL

      By Car

      From the M1, take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway, which merges into the A61.

      At the large roundabout, take the third exit sign posted A61.

      Continue on A61, keeping the train station on your left, until you spot a McDonalds restaurant.

      Just before the McDonalds take a left onto Granville Road.

      The entrance to the college is approximately 150 metres up Granville Road, on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Car parking facilities at City campus are limited to Blue Badge holders only – please see Disabled Go for more detailed access information.

      The nearest public parking is the Grosvenor Casino (pay and display) – just 5 a minute walk from the college. This can be accessed by continuing along the A61/Queen’s Road and taking the first left onto Duchess Road.

      Additional car parking can be found at Q-Park, Sheffield Train Station.

      By Train

      Sheffield Train Station is only a 10 minute walk from City Campus, and provides excellent connections to nearby towns and further afield cities.

      Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information on train travel to Sheffield.

      By Tram

      The Sheffield College is so well serviced by trams we even have a stop named after us! The nearest tram stop to City campus is Granville Road/The Sheffield College.

      Trams heading towards Halfway (Blue Line) stop right outside the college, whilst those coming from the opposite direction (heading towards Malin Bridge) stop just across the road.

      The Supertram website has more detailed information about times and fares.

      By Bus

      Again, being so close to the city centre you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bus travel to college. The central bus terminal is only a 10 minute walk, and the 120 bus travelling to Crystal Peaks stops just two minutes away.

      You can check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for timetables, fares and bus passes.

      If you are a student you may be entitled to cheap bus/tram travel within Sheffield. Check out our Travel page for further details. 

      By Scooter/Motorcycle/Bike

      City Campus had parking available for both scooters and motorcycles, as well as secure bike storage. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the cycle storage.

      Accessibility

      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.