BTEC Level 3 – Certificate in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic pathway) – 9 unit

A BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Engineering (9-unit Electrical & Electronic) qualification gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are need to prepare for employment or higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME9E (CGSM4)
Course & BTEC Reg. fees £1425.00 (or £120/mth)
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in  Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) – 9 unit*
Accreditation: Pearson (Edexcel)
Study Time: / Duration Flexible –  up to 540 Hours
Requirements: Age: 18+ Yrs

In 2013, the UK government began to reform skills training,  with the aim of making them more rigorous and responsive to employers’ needs. Pearson (Edexcel) has been working closely with employer groups, referred to as Trailblazers, in the development of technical knowledge at BTEC level 3. These qualifications were designed to meet the requirements of an engineering apprenticeship and also to prepare students for progression to a range of higher education programmes. Under government business and educational rules, these qualifications have been designed to be:

  • relevant to individuals and employers and affordable for all sizes of business and for individuals
  • rigorous and based on a robust future-looking occupational standard designed and assessed by the sector

Tecol has now been accredited by Pearson to offer these BTEC qualifications including this 9-unit Certificate. This new 9-unit course provides a greater choice of technical units and direct progression paths, such as HNC/D with pass grades

Electrical and Electronics Engineering is all about designing, developing and maintaining electrical and electronic systems. Today’s modern society is dependent on highly skilled technicians and engineers provide and maintain a wide range of ‘high tech’ machines and equipment. This qualification aims to further broaden your technical knowledge in this field of engineering with more relevant subjects. This 9 unit course offers a balanced programme of electronics, with electrical systems and machines. You can find out more about the content of this on-line course by clicking on the 9 units below:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  2. Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
  3. Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits *
  4. Communications for Engineering Technicians
  5. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  6. Electrical and Electronic Principles *
  7. Electrical Technology or Electrical Installation*
  8. 3-ph Motors & Drives or Analogue Electronics*
  9. Selecting and Programming PLCs or Microprocessor Systems and Applications

*PAEDC, AE, EI and EEP have practical tasks and will require some materials, parts and equipment. An electronic kit can be ordered now  or later from our ‘Support’ page

Click ‘Add to cart’ below to start your enrolment – £1425 full payment

Select the cart below, if you would prefer to pay by direct debit. You can pay £120 deposit, followed by 12 x £120 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £120 deposit

Although all your course material will be available online; if you would also like a paper copy of the certificate course material, select the cart below for 9 unit course material (paper copy) – £75:

Although all your course material will be available online;  you will require some hardware components to complete the practical elements of some units. We will provide a list of components needed, but if you would like us to provide the electronics kit , select the cart below for Electronics Practical Kit – £50:

(You will also require an oscilloscope / signal generator to complete some measurement elements of the Electrical Electronic Principles unit. We will provide a details of suitable instruments within the unit)

Diploma ‘Upgrade’ – additional 3 units

If you already have 6 or 9 BTEC diploma, you can upgrade your Diploma  to the next level (9 or 12 unit diploma) by completing only 3 additional units

Click ‘Add to cart’ below to add 3 unit upgrade  – £550 full payment (now includes BTEC reg fee upgrade)

Select the cart below, if you would prefer to pay your upgrade by direct debit. You can pay £100 deposit, followed by 10 x £50 monthly payments. (We will contact you with direct debit arrangements) – £100 deposit

Note your BTEC registration will be upgraded

*Full Certificate title is: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge(BTEC NQF)

(Note: these qualifications have replaced the older QCF 9-unit diploma)

These qualifications are supported by:
● the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Employer Group, which includes, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Vauxhall, Aston Martin, Nissan, GTA England
● the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) professional society for the engineering and technology community
● the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) professional engineering institution
● Semta, the Sector Skills Council for the Engineering sector
● the National Forum of Engineering Centres (NFEC).

For further information on this qualification see

Each unit is further split into bite sized topics to make studying easier via our online Moodle education platform. You will be have 2 assessments for each unit. The above now prices include the Pearson/Edexcel BTEC registration fee. If you have specific unit requirements which are different than those listed above, please indicate these on your  enrolment form and discuss with your tutor.