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Engineering (Electrical Bias) Level 3 BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You're looking to enhance and further existing technical skills in an engineering environment with a focus on the use of electrical engineering processes.

Course content

This multi-skilled course has been designed around the needs of employers and equips you with skills including: Health and safety; Mathematics for technicians; Electrical and electronic principles; Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits; Selecting and using programmable logic controllers; Features and applications of electrical machines; Working safely, efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment; Using and communicating technical information; Producing components using hand-fitting techniques; Preparing and using lathes for turning operations; and Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits.

You will be working in excellent facilities, using industry-standard equipment safely and will be taught by engineers with vast industrial experience and close relationships with some of the region’s largest engineering employers.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science; or progress from a BTEC First Diploma; or equivalent qualification. An interview with a course tutor is also required.


Assessment is by college devised assignments.

Future opportunities

Students who have completed this course have gone on to gain employment locally and nationally, as well as progressing on to further studies at college or university. There is also the opportunity to progress to a 2nd year top-up to a full Extended National Diploma at Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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