This professional qualification is for those working in, or wishing to work within, electrical engineering. It is a day-release course over two years which provides a nationally-recognised qualification that offers career progression for those already in employment. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector with national recognition by employers.


Meet our students Brandon Drake-Gould

Brandon Drake-Gould

“I enjoy the learning experience at Newbury College and the fact that it is convenient location and has a great atmosphere.”

Meet our students Lauryn Bailey

Lauryn Bailey

“My company were looking at a course to aid with my next stage in educational development, Newbury college stood out to me from the course selection they gave me as it is a well rated college and the course itself is better suited to my way of learning by being coursework based. The lecturers are always very helpful and their feedback on any assignments are really helpful in where to make improvements now and how to continue that level of detail on other assignments. The course itself it presented in a good way, it is a mixture of classroom teaching and hands on practical.”

Meet our students Sahi Laskar

Sahi Laskar

"I chose to study at Newbury College because I found Engineering an enriching subject, it gives me opportunities that can help broaden my career. I enjoy the graft of working and dedicating the time and energy to achieve my desired grades."

Meet our students Zachary Gibbon-Timms

Zachary Gibbon-Timms

“I have studied at Newbury College for nearly two years now and I feel the college is working hard to ensure I obtain the qualifications I need and want. The course covers a wide range of engineering sectors, allowing me to explore different forms of engineering. The teaching staff all have different backgrounds, making the lessons far more interesting and diverse. I would like to progress onto level 4 at the new University Centre.”

  • Description

    At Level 3 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector through five core units, including two externally assessed exams.

  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSE at grade 4 (C) and above as part of the entry requirements.

    Prior knowledge of Engineering would be advantageous but not essential. Good level of English, Maths and Science.

  • Qualification

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering

  • Progression

    Newbury College offers a variety of higher education courses, including Higher National Certificates in Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. The BTEC Nationals attract UCAS points. Please go to the UCAS website for full details of the points allocated.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: External Internal Synoptic

  • Home Study

    There will be an element of self-study to include research on a number of different topics associated with your units of study. It is recommended that four hours of self-study each week is undertaken to sit this course.

  • Work Placement

    Work placement is not included on this programme.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Additional costs may include an awarding body registration fee.

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14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.