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Engineering (Electrical) - BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for students who wish to take up employment as junior electrical, electronic or computer technicians or as a trainee in electrical/electronic engineering field.
The nature of this course means that there is a mixture of both practical activities and lectures and the skills you gain are transferable to employment within the electrical and electronic industries.

Course content

• Electrical power and further electrical power
• Electrical and electronic principles
• Combinational and sequential logic
• Utilisation of electrical energy
• Health and safety in the engineering workplace
• Communications for engineering technicians
• Mathematics for technicians
• Using CAD techniques in engineering
• Interpreting and using engineering information

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Compeltion of this course allows you to progress onto the Level 4 Extended Diploma, the Level 3 certificate in electro-technology, Higher Education, an apprenticeship or enter employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: TECL3EEFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.