The programme has been developed for those who are intending to follow a career in either electrical or electronic engineering but wish to follow an alternative route to that of A Levels and sixth form. The Extended Diploma is a full level 3 qualification and is considered equivalent to three A Levels for entry to an appropriate Higher education programme. Although largely academic the units of study contain significant practical elements.
The programme is vocationally orientated towards engineering and is aimed at those who have made this career choice and intend to join an appropriate apprenticeship or enter Higher Education. All assessment tasks set during the first six weeks of year 1 must be completed successfully and on time to ensure progression to the remainder of the programme. Year 1 must be completed in full before progression onto year 2 can be considered. The programme consists of associated subjects, or units, all of the same duration. A total of 17 units are required to gain the Extended Diploma.
During the course, a range of subjects are covered that introduce many aspects of Electrical/Electronic technology. These are complemented with other subjects to provide a sound basis for the needs of an Electrical or Electronic engineer. All learners are required to complete at least 30 hours per year of self-directed study in preparation for work.
You will need 5 GCSE’s in Mathematics, English Language, Science and Additional Science (minimum Grade C or equivalent). Any other qualification or experience will need to be discussed with the Tutor. You will also be required to pass a trade test as-well as a literacy and numeracy test. You will also be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
Assessment is a combination of practical tests and written examinations.
Fees listed are for those aged 19 years and over only. Fees are subject to change, concessions may apply. Please note that where stated, fees are for the first year of a course only. Please contact us for information and advice.