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Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma

  • ALL
  • FULL L3
  • EHCP

If you are a trainee or an apprentice, this nationally recognised course equips you with the skills you need to develop your career in electrical or electronic engineering.

Entry requirements

You need three GCSEs at grade C or above in Mathematics, Science and English, OR a First Certificate/Diploma in a related subject, OR an equivalent Level 2 qualification. If you are over 21, you may gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.

Course content

Year 1 Units - for 60-credit Subsidiary Diploma only.

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing

Year 2 Units – for the full 120-credit Diploma:

  • Engineering Project
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Microprocessor Systems and Applications
  • Further Electrical Principles

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include phase tests and assignments.

Further study and career options

Successful completion enables you to progress on to our HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or similar level qualifications.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 Years 23/09/2019 Mon 8.30 am - 5.45 pm £4170 (£2085 per year) Cauldwell Street D999 Apply


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

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