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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) or above including English and maths, plus A*-D (grade 9 - 3) in science and one of the following - design technology, business and ICT or a relevant Level 1 course in Engineering including English and maths, plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment.

Who is the course for

This course is for students who intend to gain an understanding of, and the skills required for the electronics or manufacturing industry.

Course Content

The course comprises of two core units, two mandatory units and six specialist units. This provides a total of 360 GLH.

Core units

  • The Engineering World
  • Investigating an engineered product

Mandatory units:

  • Interpreting and using engineering information
  • Mathematics for Engineering

Specialist units:

  • Health and safety in engineering
  • Engineering materials
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Machining techniques
  • Electronic circuit design and construction
  • Electrical and mechanical science for engineering

Study Methods

Text reading, lectures, taking notes in class and practicals.

How is the course assessed

The units: The Engineering World and Interpreting and using engineering information are assessed externally. All other units are assessed internally by controlled time tests and course work.

Where next - Further Studies

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (subject to academic performance and attendance) or a relevant apprenticeship.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment as a technician, maintenance/manufacturing engineer or a technical sales rep.

More Information

  • For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

You can enrol straight away by one of the methods below. You do not need to complete an application form.

  • By telephone - call 01895 853333 to enrol using your Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Maestro or Delta card.
  • In person – come along to the Uxbridge Campus. We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Please remember to bring your payment with you as you will need to pay your fees when you enrol.
Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00