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Engineering Technologies Level 3 - EAL Extended Diploma

Level 3
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This course is designed to gain entry to the electronic Industry. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of electronics including Autodesk Fusion, Analogue electronics, digital electronics, robotics, computers, networking, audio visual, PLC and bespoke projects. Through hands-on projects and exercises, apprentices will gain practical experience using the very latest electronic systems and solving real-industry standard problems.  


  • Understand the principles of electronic systems and their applications
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills on electronic systems
  • Design and install electronic systems.

Course outcomes:

  • Students will be able to explain the fundamental concepts of electronic systems and their applications
  • Students will be able to design electronic systems  
  • Students will be able to install electronic systems. 

Key information

  • Four GCSE grade C or above, including English Language and Mathematics
  • Apprentices must secure their own full-time employment in a relevant sector before applying for the course
  • Learners are required to attend an interview.


  • Multiple choice exams
  • Practical assignments
  • Report writing.

Grading criteria:

  • Exams: 40%
  • Assignments: 50%
  • Report writing: 10%.

Staying with the college, you could progress on to the level 4/5 HNC or HND. Learners can also progress to apprenticeships in the electronics sector. This sector is incredibly diverse leading to:

  • Robotics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Computer technician
  • Audio Visual technician
  • Medical Electronics
  • Mobile communication technology
  • Dental Technician (Electronic systems)
  • White goods
  • Brown goods.

The course can lead to a rewarding career in the electronic industry.  

Several students have represented both Wales and the UK in skills competitions. These competitions allow students to become the very best versions of themselves. The Electronics team are proud of our achievements with learners in this space. Learners consistently win gold, silver and bronze medals in such competitions.