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Electrical and electronic engineer

Level 6 degree apprenticeship

Study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms and gain the skills you need for a successful career

About the apprenticeship

Course length: 4 years, part-time

Start date: September 2024

Course level: Level 6

University award: BEng (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology

How much it costs: funded through the employer

Course summary

  • Learn electrical principles and specialisms across electronic and embedded systems.
  • Gain design and implementation skills and apply them in projects on the job.
  • Study a range of electrical and electronic engineering specialisms, including the design and implementation of networks using communications and signal processing techniques, appropriate engineering management, and instrumentation and control systems.
  • Work towards chartered engineer status to help you advance your career.

This apprenticeship is co-designed with a range of industry partners, including a local, national, and international network of leading manufacturers and engineers.

This course meets the embedded electronic systems design and development engineer apprenticeship standard and electrical or electronic technical support engineer apprenticeship standard.

How you learn

You’ll gain the professional skills you need for a successful career, including business awareness and product design standards and legislation.

You’ll learn through:

  • part-time study at Sheffield Hallam
  • work-based learning assignments
  • real time demonstrations
  • investigative project work
  • coursework
  • portfolio work
  • exams

You will progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course.

You'll also complete an endpoint assessment towards the end of your course.

Campus facilities

You'll study at our City Campus, with modern teaching labs and cutting-edge physical equipment and software applications which you will use during the course of your study.

Entry requirements

Throughout the course, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours at university. They can be existing employees looking to develop their careers, or new applicants to the business.

Applicants must:

  • be over 18
  • not be in full time education
  • have the right to abode in the UK
  • meet the course entry requirements

GCSE (or equivalent)

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade C or grade 4, or above.

If you don't have this yet, you'll need to achieve this level before you take your end-point assessment.

UCAS points and college grades

  • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC. National qualifications to include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject to at least AS level. For example:
  • BBC at A Level including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject plus at least one other from physics, physical science, engineering science, computer science, technology, chemistry or other science or technology subject. 
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules).

Additional qualifications

Alternatively, we will accept a combination of qualifications but must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.


Year one

  • Engineering principles for apprentices
  • Software development for apprentices
  • Analogue and digital for apprentices
  • Engineering mathematics and statistics for apprentices
  • Ethical engineering practice (work-based learning)
  • Investigative project for apprentices (work-based learning)

Year two

  • Embedded systems and applications
  • Control and automation
  • Mechanical concepts for electrical and electronic engineering apprentices
  • Developing an engineering portfolio
  • Engineering business management for apprentices (work-based learning)

Year three

  • Power engineering for apprentices
  • Further analogue and digital for apprentices
  • Lifecycle engineering for electronic systems
  • Engineering ops and lean for apprentices
  • Engineering project and portfolio (work-based learning)

Year four 

  • End-point assessment

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.

Next steps

If you are an applicant

To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.

If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.

If you are an employer

If you want to offer an apprenticeship for an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.

If you have 15 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor the programme to your business.

This course is delivered by Sheffield Hallam as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology

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