Unit A56 – Electrical & Electronic Principles

Pearson BTEC Level 3 – EEP*

Course Code: L3E-A56 (BTEC single unit)
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3  in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL Award
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Age min. 18 Yrs

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

Aim and purpose

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

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Unit introduction

The modern world relies on electrical and electronic devices – from mobile telephones to jet aeroplanes, these devices have had an enormous impact on the way we live today. Without early engineers such as Faraday and Lenz, who studied the then new concept of electricity, many of the inventions we now take for granted would not have been developed. 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. The unit will encourage learners to take an investigative approach through practical construction, measurement and testing of circuits and, where applicable, the use of computer-based circuit analysis and simulation. For learners wishing to follow an electrical/electronic programme, this unit is an essential building block that will provide the underpinning knowledge required for further study of electrical and electronic applications.

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

Requires access to some electronic components and instruments – see Support pages on kits & equipment

10 Comments on “Unit A56 – Electrical & Electronic Principles

  1. 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. Hi,

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



    • 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. 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.

    • Too many bit to lit here, but is detailed on the electronics units when enrolled
      Basically it contains resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, a pile of ICs, breadboard and a multimeter, all to meet the BTEC assessments

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