Electrical & Electronic Principles

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Electrical & Electronic Principles

Course Code: L3E-A16 (BTEC unit code: J/600/0255)
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL Award
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Age min. 16 Yrs *

This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering.

Aim and purpose

This unit aims to give you knowledge of how electricity is produced and its different applications in a variety of sectors.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your Award enrolment. To enrol on Certificate or Diploma courses please return to the correct page as listed on the right – £195:

Unit introduction

The modern world relies on electrical and electronic devices – from mobile phones, computers to cars, and aeroplanes, these devices have had an enormous impact on the way we live today. Without early engineers who studied the then new concept of electricity, many of the inventions we now take for granted would not have been developed.

*This unit ideally enables learners to build on knowledge gained at GCSE Maths/Physics or BTEC level 2  and use it in a more practical context for their chosen discipline. The unit starts by developing and extending learners’ understanding of fundamental electrical and electronic principles through analysis of simple direct current (DC) circuits. Learners are then taken through the various properties and parameters associated with capacitance and inductance, before finally considering the application of single-phase alternating current (AC) theory.

*To complete this unit to BTEC level 3 standard, you must have access to appropriate electronic components, a multi-meter, an oscilloscope and function generator.

‘Electronics development kit’ (cost £50).

You can source your own parts, or purchase a kit from us. The kit includes a multi-meter, breadboard, antistatic strap or gloves, battery holders, and all the analogue and digital components needed to complete assessment tasks.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to include your electronics kit. – £50

‘Instrumentation kit’ (cost £75).

You can source your own electronic instruments , or purchase a kit from us. The kit includes an oscilloscope and function generator needed to complete assessment tasks.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to include your instrument kit. – £75


On completion of this unit you should:

1 Be able to use circuit theory to determine voltage, current and resistance in direct current (DC) circuits

2 Understand the concepts of capacitance and determine capacitance values in DC circuits

3 Know the principles and properties of magnetism

4 Be able to use single-phase alternating current (AC) theory.

8 comments on “Electrical & Electronic Principles
  1. Stephen Kelly says:

    Good morning

    I would be interested in carrying out this course as it would be beneficial to my career and skill knowledge base . how would I go ahead and apply for the course .

    Thanks you r for your time .

    Kind regards


  2. David Lawrence says:


    I am interested in undertaking this unit, but don’t have access to the advertised electrical equipment. Are these essential as stated?



    • admin says:

      Unfortunately, this unit (EEP) does require access to a function generator and oscilloscope
      The cost of a laptop connected system is around £80, which you can get online or from Tecol

  3. R Gayle says:

    Hi I am very interested in the Electrical & electronics principles.

    What is the foundation that the course is based on.

    I want to get into e.g. machine/robotics and motor vehicle electronic and controllers.

    I have had a hard time getting the necessary in formation.

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