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Level 3

This course aims to provide a broad based education in the essential aspects of electrical/electronic engineering and is designed for those wishing to obtain a qualification at Technician Level 3. In the final year of this course learners will be offered the option of studying the subjects Three Phase Supply Systems and Electrical Technology OR Analogue & Digital Electronics. The course begins with an introductory period covering the fundamentals of Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This course is for those interested in obtaining a qualification at technician level which is equivalent to two A levels. Diplomas provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector. They are supported by the relevant Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and/or Standards Setting Bodies (SSBs). The Edexcel Diplomas are recognised as Technical Certificates and form part of the Apprenticeship Framework.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical systems, machinery and equipment. As an engineering technician tasks very depending on the industry you are in, but they could include: carrying out feasibility studies for new technical developments, drawing up project plans and circuit diagrams using computer-assisted engineering and design software, estimating costs and project timings, coordinating the work of technicians and craftspeople, testing installations and systems, and analysing test data, making sure projects meet safety regulations, overseeing inspection and maintenance programmes, and attending meetings, writing reports and giving presentations. You'll usually work on projects with other professionals, like civil engineers, and engineering technicians.

This is an ideal course for learners wanting to develop their engineering skills and explore their opportunities within this innovation-led industry. It is equivalent to one and a half A levels and is an excellent choice for those wanting a career in Engineering and who prefer a vocational alternative to A levels. The course covers all the core aspects of engineering which provides a broad background, that will lead into year two of the Extended Diploma in Engineering.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

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