Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Available for: 16-19, Higher Education, Apprenticeships,

Introduction

PROCAT courses in Electrics and Electronics offer routes into a wide variety of related, exciting careers.

Electrical Engineering is concerned more with power generation, storage and transmission. Electronics Engineering is focused on appliances and devices that use electricity, as well as electricity applications that are used in signal processing or control systems. Learners wishing to study Electrical and Electronic engineering should have strong mathematics, science and IT skills. 

Course Details

What you will study

Advanced and Higher Apprentices will explore microprocessors, electronic devices, programmable logic controllers, analogue and digital electronics and instrumentation. At Level 4 these concepts are taken further and learners are allocated an electronics research project. 

The importance of maths and English in daily life is beyond question. Almost every job requires the ability to read, write and use numbers confidently – especially in Construction or Engineering where you will be pricing jobs, measuring and completing tasks to precision.

English and maths qualifications are an essential element of your Study Programme and Apprenticeship training.

Apprentices:

Grade 3 (D) or below you must study Functional Skills
Grade 4 (C) or above do not need Functional Skills

Study Programmes:

Grade 4 (C) or above students must study extended maths and English
Grade 3 (D) students must study GCSE maths and English

Self Study: 

PROCAT guidelines for self-study, meaning extra reading, researching and writing are as follows but of-course this is down to your own work ethic.

For a PASS:

Level 3: 1-2 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Level 4: 3-4 hours per week studying at home/outside of college
Degree Apprenticeship: 5-6 hours per week studying at home/outside of college

Type of work

Students studying these courses can become Electrical Engineers, who design, install and maintain electrical control systems, machinery and equipment or Electronics Engineers who assemble, design, test and develop the circuits and systems to perform certain tasks or functions. PROCAT works with a number of exciting employers that develop electronics systems for medical equipment, cameras, defence systems and consumer products. 

Courses available

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 3 years
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship)

Level 3 Mechatronics Apprenticeship
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 36-48 months
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship)

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship/HNC - Electronic Systems
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus
Duration: 3 years (2 years if progressing from an Apprenticeship)
Study Format: 1 day per week (day release apprenticeship) or 2 evenings per week (HNC only)

Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
Location: PROCAT Basildon Campus/University of Essex
Duration: 48 months
Study Format: 1 year full time (HNC)
2 years day/block release (HND)
20 weeks plus exams (Degree)

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Where can I learn?

This course is located in Basildon

 


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