Electrical and Electronics

This pathway is designed for those seeking a career as an electrical or electronics engineer.

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment.

As an electrical engineer, you would work with high and low voltage equipment in areas such as power generation, transportation, manufacturing and construction.

Electronics engineers design and develop the systems used by machines and equipment in lots of industries, from mobile communications and computing to aerospace.

The apprenticeship involves a wide variety of classroom and practical learning. This includes carrying out functional tests on electrical equipment, diagnosing faults in electrical systems, designing circuits using CAD and checking the compliance of electrical equipment against specifications.

Specialist units include:

  • Circuit design using CAD
  • Electronic circuit
  • Electronic equipment
  • Electrical equipment

What qualifications will you gain?

By taking an engineering apprenticeship, you can gain a variety of skills and qualifications including:

  • A minimum of three NVQ Level 2 skills sets from the Performing Engineering Operations qualification
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT (depending on your existing qualifications)
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Pathway Specific)
  • Further Education Certificate – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in your chosen pathway

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Electrical and Electronics

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