BTEC Level 3 Diploma (12 unit) in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic pathway

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering pathway (12-unit) gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare for employment such as Electrical Maintenance Technician, or higher qualifications. 

Course Code: L3E-AME12E (DCJM6)
Course incl. BTEC reg. fee: £1825.00 or £125/mth
Format: On-line distance learning
Award: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (E/E pathway) – 12 unit*
Accreditation: Pearson
Study Time / Duration: Flexible –  up to 720 Hours / 48 months
Requirements: Age: 18+ Yrs

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (12 Unit course): Electrical/Electronic Pathway –

Up to 96 UCAS points

Qualification number (QN): 601/9054/1

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
  • recognised as worthy of investment, giving a clear signal of the economically valuable skills, knowledge and understanding required in an occupation now and in the future.

This BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering has been designed for learners, providers or employers who wish to complete a larger size qualification as part of their on-programme delivery and assessment activity. The larger size will enable learners to select a greater number of optional units in their specialist areas as required by their employers and will also enable easier progression to higher education such as HNC/HND/Degree.

The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:
● develop core skills in  communication, mathematics, health and safety in the engineering workplace
● develop the technical knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet the needs of the learner/employer
● achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification.

The 5 mandatory units are:

  1. Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace(Unit A1)
  2. Communication for engineering technicians (Unit A2)
  3. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit A3)
  4. Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering* (Unit A56)
  5. Further Electrical Principles* (Unit A33)

plus the following 7 technical units:

*Requires access to some electronic components and instruments – see Support pages on Kits & equipment. Note: It looks like a new company (Emerson) has bought National Instruments (Multisim) over and have further restricted the number of components they offer free to only 5. As you will want to do more with Multisim-live then you will need to pay them (approx £2.50/mth or £25/yr). However there is a free 45 day trial (which might cover your EEP study period) for the laptop version,  Alternative circuit simulation softwares are Tinkercad and Yenka.

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. 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.

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).


Payment Options

To get started and enrolled please select payment choice (all prices include BTEC registration fee):

Full Payment: £1825 single payment

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Payment Plan: £125 deposit followed by 15 monthly payments of £125

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If you already have 9-unit BTEC Award, you can upgrade to the next level (12 units) by completing only 3 additional units

Upgrade Full Payment Addional 3 Units £550 single payment

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Upgrade Payment Plan: Additional 3 Units £100 deposit followed by 10 monthly payments of £50

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Additional Notes:

*Full  title is: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering(Development Technical Knowledge)(Electrical/Electronic Engineering (BTEC NQF)

For further information on this qualification see: