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Electrical/ Electronic Engineering - BTEC Level 3 at Wigan UTC

Course description

Engineers make dreams become reality using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).  
Most things have been engineered including football stadiums, cars, appliances, exercise equipment, food manufacturing, and even electricity.  All of these involve engineering in some form through design, build, maintenance, and planning to achieve a final product/ service.
Our Engineering course allows students to prepare themselves for employment, an apprenticeship or university by gaining the relevant knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of modern engineering industries.  
Students will receive FREE Work Wear and will learn about mechanical and electronic disciplines as well as the core units within the course:
Engineering Principles 
Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team 
Engineering Product Design and Manufacture 
Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering 
A Specialist Engineering Project 
Microcontroller Systems for Engineers 
Optional Units including:
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Analogue Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing of Circuit
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology
Plus an exciting range of other units that will also have a number of practical activities that link to real life industrial situations.
There will be written, calculated work and practical investigation. Some assessments will take the form of a presentation. Some units will involve the fabrication of a product or the creation of a drawing. 
Other elements of Engineering that Wigan UTC offer are:
  • Engineering (Generic) - BTEC Level 3
  • Electrical/ Electronic Engineering - BTEC Level 3
  • Manufacturing Engineering - BTEC Level 3
  • Network Rail Engineering BTEC Level 3 & Work Placement 2 days per week
  • Engineering - BTEC Level 2


Or study an additional course alongside Engineering.

Entry requirements

BTEC courses

At least 5 at grades   A*-C   Including English & Maths

At least 5 at grades   9-4     Including English & Maths


A Levels

Grade 6 or above in the subject required to study

Financial information

Funded if aged 16-19

Future opportunities

Successful completion will provide progression onto University, a wide range of possible careers and Apprenticeships including Higher Apprenticeships

Further information

Based in Wigan Town Centre, study a variety of courses at Wigan UTC, including:

BTEC Level 2 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Electronic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Manufacture Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Design Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Sport & Exercise Science

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Child Development

BTEC Level 3 Business

A Level Maths

A Level Physics

A Level Chemistry

A Level Biology

A Level Business

A Level Product Design


GCSE English Resit

GCSE Maths Resit

And More.....


Visit one of our Open Evenings to see our facilities and see what we can offer:

Wed 11th October 2017 - 5pm - 7pm

Sat 21st October 2017 (10am - 2pm)

Wed 1st November 2017 (5pm - 7pm)

Wed 15th November 2017 (5pm - 7pm)

Wed 29th November 2017 (5pm - 7pm)

Wed 13th December 2017 (5pm - 7pm)


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Tel: 01942 614 440

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: 02 October 2017
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