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Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship HND)

Pearson BTEC

Course Overview

BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their first steps into employment, or for those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. BTECs provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at university and are also designed to meet employers’ needs. This programme enables employees to undertake a BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering . The programme is delivered part time day release over three years and the full Higher National Diploma programme includes 16 units. Years one and two both include one full day/evening of classes (5 units per year) while year three includes one full day/evening plus one additional evening (to cover 6 units) . This programme will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and incorporates a range of IT applications, industry standard software and simulation packages. Assessment is 100% coursework.
  • Start Date
    16 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Part time per annum fee to be confirmed

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Digital Principles
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Industrial Power Electronics and Storage
  • Further Maths
  • Embedded Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Research Project
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Analogue Electronic Systems
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

56 UCAS points; Applicants must have Level 3 passes in at least one of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology (or equivalent), and a minimum Grade C/4 in GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent).OR Relevant Access course with an overall mark of at least 41%, including passes in Mathematics and a Science subject.

ROI Requirements

56 UCAS Points; Applicants must have at least one of Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Science or Technology at H5 Higher level and 4 OLCs (Grade O4 or above) Maths and English at Grade H6 or above (Higher Level) or Grade O4 or above (Ordinary Level) if not sitting at Higher Level OR Relevant Access course with an overall mark of at least 41%, including passes in Mathematics and a Science subject

Work Placement

You will need to be in employment or about to take up employment in a company relevant to your chosen profession.

What's Next?

Further Study

If pathways to HLA level 6 - 7 studies exist then participants may wish to consider continuing their progression as a Higher Level Apprentice. Successful completion of the Higher National Diploma with appropriate grades can enable progression to Year 2 BEng (Hons) degree pathway of related degree at Ulster University or similar degrees at other universities.

Career Prospects

Whether you want to specialise in electrical, electronics,mechanical, manufacturing, production, aeronautical, energy supply, communications or maintenance engineering, there is a wide range of engineering opportunities available in Ireland, the UK and abroad.


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    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
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    I studied the OCN Level 2 Award in Bakery & Patisserie. My course was delivered in the College's kitchens. There was a sense of community and a warm relaxing atmosphere throughout. If I was to describe my experience in 3 words it would be fun, exciting and therapeutic!
    Stephen McAteer (Limavady)
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