Electronics (El)

in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Electronics (El)


7 weeks x 3 hours per week (6pm – 9pm)


Fully funded for anyone who lives in the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model
  • Evenings
Entry Requirements

A basic understanding of electronics is desirable.

Occupational Profile

This course is targeted at adults working in the engineering & manufacturing sectors.

This course is designed to support individuals who are in work by offering them a range of core units, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experiences through the specialist modules in each pathway.

Training and Development Summary

The Introduction to Electronics and Instrumentation Control course is designed to allow learners to develop an understanding of electrical circuit systems and parameters, how to use electronic instruments to measure them and electronic devices to build and control these systems. The knowledge and skills developed can be used to support progression in the workplace and/or to higher level study.

Learners will gain an understanding of the principles of analogue and digital electronics which include the following:

  • Electronic devices and their applications
  • Application of Ohm’s Law to find current and voltages in simple circuits
  • Building and testing a simple audio amplifier
  • Understanding digital electronics
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Use of a Microprocessor, such as Arduino, to control simple systems.

Learners will leave with the work-based competences required by employers.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

The progression routes from this course are:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment (improving understanding and upskilling)
  • Opportunity to progress to other units within this group of offerings such as the PLC Intermediate, Robotics and Pneumatics (Automation) courses.
  • Progression to higher apprenticeships
  • Higher Education – Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Engineering
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