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Engineering (containing electrical and electronic units) - BTEC Level 3 Subsidary Diploma at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This is a one year full-time course (currently 18 hrs./week) which comprises of a BTEC subsidiary diploma in engineering, a national vocational qualification, (NVQ) in performing engineering operations and a Welsh Baccalaureate.

Course content

Level 3 BTEC 60 Credit Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering This course is the equivalent to 1 A level (UCAS equivalent points are 40-140).

Unit 1: Health and safety in the engineering workplace

Unit 4: Mathematics for engineering technicians

Unit 6: Electrical and electronic principles

Unit 35: Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits

Unit 53: Electronic testing and measurement

Unit 59: Microprocessor systems and Applications

Units of a Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations

Unit 036: Assembling and testing electronic circuits

Unit 032: Producing engineering drawings using a CAD system

Units of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate (key skills / Essential skills included)

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C which must include English, Science and Maths, or a Level 2 qualification with the appropriate selection and grades of units.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish if any support is required.


You will be assessed in different ways e.g. In-course assignment, project work, practical work and written assignments.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

A further years study is the usual progression, obtaining a Diploma in engineering, completing the advanced Baccalaureate and further NVQ units. It is also possible to obtain an apprenticeship at this stage as the qualification obtained is part of the apprenticeship framework. Most students proceed to a second year which gives better apprenticeship and higher education opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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