Electrical Engineering

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 3 Diploma (Enhanced)

  • 1 year full-time

Interested in how things work and want a job where you can help shape and develop the future? You will gain technical knowledge and develop practical skills to suit the modern industry sector of electrical / electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Our practical learning areas include labs for pneumatics and hydraulics along with workshops for electrical / electronic and mechanical engineering, motor vehicle and plant maintenance.

You will develop your skills and understanding of the skills required for a career within the electrical / electronic sector.

You will complete Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) in Electrical Engineering, 4 Key Skills and 25 days work placement as part of the course (organised and coordinated by the College).

Whilst you are studying, you will also complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.

Academic modules may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Construction and applications of digital and analogue systems
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Panel wiring for engineering applications
  • Programmable logic controllers

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which will include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and, preferably, Science.

After completion of the first year you will have achieved a Level 2 Diploma in PEO and a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering. You will then be able to apply to progress to the full Diploma or Extended Diploma. If you have gained employment as an apprentice, you can transfer onto the part-time apprenticeship route.

Following successful completion of the full Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses such as HNC Engineering. You can also pursue a career in building services, electrical installation or electrical machinery.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

You will develop your skills and understanding of the skills required for a career within the electrical / electronic sector.

You will complete Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) in Electrical Engineering, 4 Key Skills and 25 days work placement as part of the course (organised and coordinated by the College).

Whilst you are studying, you will also complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.

Academic modules may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Construction and applications of digital and analogue systems
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Panel wiring for engineering applications
  • Programmable logic controllers

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which will include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

4 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English and, preferably, Science.

After completion of the first year you will have achieved a Level 2 Diploma in PEO and a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering. You will then be able to apply to progress to the full Diploma or Extended Diploma. If you have gained employment as an apprentice, you can transfer onto the part-time apprenticeship route.

Following successful completion of the full Diploma, you can apply for a number of higher education courses such as HNC Engineering. You can also pursue a career in building services, electrical installation or electrical machinery.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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