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BTEC Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Day Release)

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Part Time

Duration:One day and one evening a week for two years.

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:B3DIPEENG

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This diploma is a nationally recognised Technician qualification suitable for those beginning a career in the Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering Industry.

ElectricalProgramme Content:       

All successful entrants will follow one of the following options:
1. Electronic Engineering Option
For those involved in the design, use, operation, installation and maintenance of digital and analogue systems.  This option covers a wide range of electronic principles, devices and applications, including fault diagnosis. (Subject to student numbers).
2. Electrical & Electronic Engineering Option
For those in the heavy electrical plant industry and/or the electrical services industry, dealing with the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of heavy electrical plant, services and supplies. (Subject to student numbers).
Each subject has a credit value of 1.0 apart from the project, which is a double unit, and a credit total of 12 is required for the award of the Diploma. The following lists show the programme content for each option. All students will study Mathematics, which will provide the basic mathematical skills for this programme. There are some common curriculum areas between the options, where 5 units are core €“ compulsory units, and will be studied in whichever option is selected. Option 1 Health & Safety in the Engineering workplace Mathematics for Technicians Applications of electronic devices & circuits Electrical & Electronic Principles Electrical Technology Electronic Measurement & Testing Electronic fault finding Principles & Applications of Microprocessors Communications for Technicians Project Further Mathematics for Technicians Option 2 Health & Safety in the Engineering workplace Mathematics for Technicians Applications of electronic devices & circuits Electrical & Electronic Principles Electrical Technology Features & Applications of electrical machines Electronic fault finding Electronic Measurement & Testing Communications for Technicians Project Further Mathematics for Technicians

Normally 4 GCSE Grade C’s or better in Mathematics, English and a Science will be required.  Other qualifications i.e. BTEC First Certificate (minimum of overall merit), City & Guilds Certificates, Service Certificates, practical experience etc., may be considered as suitable.  These will be judged on their individual merits at the time of application.

Achievement, Assessment and Examinations:

The topic areas will be assessed using written and practical assignments, phase tests and end tests.  The lecturing team, based on the performance in all assessed work, will decide final grading for each unit.  An integral part of the assignments is the recording of grades for interpersonal skills achieved and demonstrated throughout the programme.  The Lincoln College Group is committed to maintaining Records of Achievement and providing appropriate feedback through action planning.

Progression:

This programme will enable the successful student to progress onto associated Higher National programmes.

Students aged 16-18 years
The government funds the majority of courses for students aged 16-18 years. 
If you have lived in the EU for less than 3 years, or live outside of the EU, please contact 01522 876274 or email enquiries@lincolncollege.ac.uk as you may be asked to pay a fee.

Students aged 19-23 years
Currently there is no funding available and the cost of the course has to be paid in full.

Students aged 24+ years
Some courses up to Level 2 are subsidised by the government.  If you are applying for a Level 3 or Level 4 course, you may be eligible to apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan; for further information visit www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/plus24

You can find out more about the financial support available at the College at  www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/support/money-matters

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