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BTEC Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3


Type: Part Time

Subject: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Level: 3

Start Date: 19 September 2019

Fee: £4,664

Course Length

34 Weeks for two years – Thursday 9am to 5pm


Level 3

Who is it for

This course reflects modern practices and provides a solid introduction into major areas of electrical and electronic engineering. The course consists of basic electrical theory, which covers the underlying principles of electrical / electronic devices and circuits through to Electronic Measurement & Testing, computer aided design and an Engineering Project.

Interview Skills Assessment

An informal interview is required with the tutor before joining this course.

What will I need

• Engineering based BTEC First Diploma (merit or higher) or VRQ qualification
• 4 GCSE's grade C or higher and must include Maths, English & Physics/Science • Mature students with different qualifications / experience will be considered at the tutor's discretion

What is covered

Core units (plus 5 additional specialist units):

• Health and Safety
• Communications for technicians
• Engineering project
• Maths for technicians
• Electrical and electronic principles
• Mechanical principles and applications

How is the course assessed

Coursework assignments.

Where will the course take place

Park Crescent

What can this course lead to

BTEC National students who successfully complete the course can continue on to the Higher National course in Engineering, subject to meeting the entry requirements. The BTEC National is well recognised by employers and can assist employees in gaining promotion and/or new positions in the engineering industry. Students who obtain a BTEC National are eligible for stage 1 registration on the Engineering Council's Technician register.

Are there any additional costs

£15 College Registration Fee

Other details

This course is equivalent to 2 Alevels. Reduced fees are available under certain circumstances. Please contact the Information Centre on 0845 8728722 for further details.

Maximum Number of Students


Case study

I returned back to college after an absence of 18 years because I found the job I was doing wasn't challenging enough and felt I could achieve more with the right qualifications. The company I work for, Cummins Generator Technologies like many companies found they had a shortage of qualified people to fill key roles. They agreed to sponsor me to study for a National Certificate in electrical engineering and promoted me to a Product Quality Assessor.

The studying was difficult at first but I quickly got back into the learning routine and on completion of the NC I enrolled onto the HNC course, again with the support of my company. This lead to another promotion to a Technical Centre Engineer in our Engineering dept. I now conduct a variety of specialist tests and evaluations working closely with the designers on product evolution and prototype machines.

I have made some great friends during my time at PRC and all the staff are friendly and helpful. I now have a stimulating and rewarding job, my only regret is that I didn't return to college years ago. I have continued at PRC where I am currently studying towards a BEng (Hons) Degree.

Mark Franklin

Mark was awarded

"The IET Peterborough Local Network prize for student excellence at Peterborough Regional College"

in 2008; during his HNC graduation September 2008

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