Electrical Engineering Technician- Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 3 Technology Centre 42 Months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

An Electrical Engineering Apprentice will develop  underpinning knowledge and gain experience designing and developing electrical systems and components, solving problems and testing equipment. You will apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Engineering science
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Engineering design
  • Quality and business improvement
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Electrical power
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques
  • Principles and applications of microcontrollers

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • £8.5 million world-class Technology Centre on the edge of Exeter city, which provides industry-leading teaching spaces and workshops.
  • The state-of-the-art facilities include: a learning resource centre, cafe, CAD suite, Siemens CNC controller training suite, engineering workshop and more.


What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go straight into employment working within a range of organisations; maintaining, designing, or creating. Typical employers include local authorities, the armed forces, power and water companies, renewable energy firms and building services contractors

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

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