Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include Maths (grade 5 or above) (Higher Level Paper), English (grade 4 or above) and a Science. Consideration will also be given to students with relevant industrial experience.


One year.

What will I study?

You will develop a broad understanding of engineering theory and industry practice, which has an electronic and electrical engineering bias. The course is made up from 4 mandatory units and 3 optional units. 

The mandatory units are:

  • Engineering Principles (Maths and Science)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering

The 3 optional units may include topics from:

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Microcontrollers
  • Electronic Measurement and Testing of Electronic Circuits
  • Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a mix of internal and external assignments and an external exam.


Please note that students will need to provide their own Personal and Protective Equipment eg steel toe capped boots and overalls. You will not be allowed into the workshops without these.

What could it lead to?

The National Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (traditionally the second year of this course) or an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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