Electrical and Electronic Engineering Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is one of the most expansive and energetic of the engineering disciplines. The apprenticeship course is designed to give the learner the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee in the electrical and electronic engineering industry. This apprenticeship will develop the skills, knowledge and competence you will need to carry out the duties of an Electrical/Electronic Technician such as a Product Design and Development Technician in the workplace.

What will I learn?

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma Level 3 core units may include:

  • Engineering Health and Safety
  • Engineering Principles
  • Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Optional units:

  • Mechatronics Systems Principles and Fault Finding
  • Power Supply, Analogue and Digital Circuit Principles and Fault Finding
  • Electrical Power Control Principles and Practice
  • Advanced Mathematics and Science

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills/GCSEs in English, maths and ICT. Learning the principles and practices needed to work in this area will require learners to take part in formal lessons, tutorials, practical work and assessments.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A* – C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science. Candidates without formal qualifications but with relevant industrial experience may also apply.

What Can I Do Next?

Higher education opportunities may include the HNC in Electronics Engineering at Colchester Institute. Career pathways may include team leader or supervisory roles. This apprenticeship would be suitable for anyone who is looking to work as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Engineering, Operative, Marine Engineer, Marine Engineering Technician.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship
Course Outline: Electrical and Electronic Engineering is one of the most expansive and energetic of the engineering disciplines

Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

LevelLevel 3
DurationUp to 36 months
CampusColchester Institute
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£12,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£600

What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.


All Fees and prices shown on the website are for courses starting in the 2018-19 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

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