This course is part of our West London Institute of Technology (WLIoT) and provides the additional benefit of of an extended work placement.

The Extended Diploma course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It has 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Year 1 - Foundation Diploma

Mandatory units:

  • Engineering Principles (External Examination)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment)
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment)
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)

    Specialist Units:
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Computer Programming

    Year 2 - Extended Diploma

    Mandatory units:
  • A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (External Assessment)
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)

    Specialist Units:
  • Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
  • Electrical Machines (Internal Assessment)
  • Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission (Internal Assessment)
  • Analogue Electronic Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems (Internal Assessment)
  • Power and Energy Electronics
  • Who is the course for?

    This course is for students who are currently seeking employment at technician engineer level in the electrical, electronics or computer environment.

  • Study methods

    A balance of lecturer, laboratory/practical work, tutorials, private study periods, projects and assignment work.

  • How is the course assessed?

    All the units are assessed by course assignments which meet BTEC grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction.

  • More information

    For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Positions in the electronics, power, control and computer related areas such as:

    • electronics design and development, commissioning, installation, maintenance and fault-diagnosis
    • computer systems, trouble-shooting
    • project planning, technical services/sales and aeronautics.
  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Students can progress onto the Level 5 HND Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Uxbridge College or study Electronic/Electric Engineering at university,

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00

About this course

Full Time


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