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Advanced Electronic Engineering Technician Level 3 - Extended Diploma

Level 3
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


This level 3 course is designed to progress into the Electronic Industry or study at a higher university level. It forms part of the Welsh apprenticeship framework used to train apprentices in the field of electronics.  

In this course, 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, students will gain practical experience using the very latest electronic systems and solving real-industry standard problems.  

Course objectives:

  • 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 GCSEs at grade D or above, including Maths and English.

Tuesday, 9am-5pm in Tycoch (Room T48, Electronic Lab)


  • 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 3 Higher education programmes HNC/HND. Learners can also progress to apprenticeships in the electronics sector. This sector is incredibly diverse leading to opportunities in:

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

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.  

Students have gone on to represent the College in the International skills Olympics via the World Skills International pathway.

Students that have taken up apprenticeship opportunities have forged excellent careers within the sector.