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Advanced Technician in Engineering - Electrical & Engineering (Level 4 Higher Level Apprenticeship)


Course Overview

In year 1 of the apprenticeship, apprentices undertake study of Engineering Mathematics, which consolidates and builds upon the apprentices understanding and knowledge of mathematics. Students also study the application of science in engineering through study of an Engineering Science module. Apprentices also undertake study of Digital Principles, gaining an understanding of combinational and sequential logic circuits and technologies used to implement digital electronic circuits. Through study of Electrical & Electronic Principles they also gain an understanding of fundamental electrical quantities to evaluate circuits, use of semi conductors in simple devices, and the difference between and applications of digital and analogue electronics. In the 2nd year apprentices undertake study of Electrical & Electronic Circuits and Programmable Logic Controllers. For the former they study the operational characteristics of amplifier circuits, investigate amplifier performance, operation and application of oscillators and testing procedures for electronic devices and circuits. Within the PLC module the apprentices explore design operation of PLC systems, functional safety, automated process system and how PLC exchange information and process signals with other devices. They also study Engineering Design process and apply knowledge and experience to undertake an Engineering project. The Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is designed to prepare students for a range of technical and management careers in Electrical & Electronic/manufacture/design/production/environmental engineering, provide specialised studies which are directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in the workplace, provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for progression to Level 5 courses in Engineering.The course allows for a wide range of practical activities and opportunities for team working, incorporating a range of computer based IT Engineering Applications where students have access to industry-standard Design, Simulation and Control software packages.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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    Start Date
  • Course: Higher Level Apprenticeship: Advanced Technician in Engineering - Electrical & Engineering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

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  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

32 UCAS points at GCE A level with at least one pass in a related discipline, plus pass in GCSE mathematics ( or equivalent ) OR a BTEC level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline OR An Irish Leaving Certificate: equivalent to 32 UCAS points (to include mathematics at C3)OR Mature students with alternative qualifications will be considered for admission and APEL. Interview required.

What's Next?

Further Study

The Level 4 Engineering HLA will enable students who have graduated at this level to aspire to positions as Higher Engineering Technicians and Incorporated Engineers in the local engineering/manufacturing industry. The Level 4 Advanced Technician in Engineering (HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering) will provide successful students with the opportunity to progress to HE programmes at university including BEng Hons Electronic Engineering and BEng Hons Electrical & Electronic Engineering. The importance of engineering qualifications and training has been recognised by Government and the Advanced Manufacturing Industry has been identified by the MATRIX Panel has a key area for economic growth.


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