Level 6 Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship

Course code: XMZP124P

Subject area: Apprentices

Study level: Apprenticeship

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Course details

3:13pm - 3:13pm


1st Aug 2020 - 31st Jul 2021

Off Site

Contact details


01235 216 216

The role of the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer is to apply their knowledge of electronics and of embedded software to the design of circuits or devices that provide a useful function, that are capable of being manufactured at a competitive cost, and that are reliable and safe in use.

This involves the use of the engineer’s knowledge of electronics and electronic principles, married to an expertise in the end use of the final product. In electronics this end use can cover a wide spectrum. Examples of industrial sectors that rely heavily on Embedded Systems Design and Development Engineers include Aerospace, Automotive, Automation and Instrumentation, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information and Computer Technology, Defence, Energy (including renewables), Transport and Consumer Electronics. The role provides the basis of learning with potential to specialise as a Hardware Engineer, Software engineer or Systems Engineer in these sectors and can extend from design of integrated circuits through to complete systems.

• 36 months practical training period, plus 6 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 1 day a week for 3 years)
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:
• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
• BBSc Electrical/Electronic Engineering Degree

End Point Assessment:
• Professional competence review
• Professional discussion

What will apprentices learn?
• Understanding of basic electrical theory
• Knowledge of the method of operation of basic semiconductors and passive components including their most common uses. Also the basic formulas used in their application
• Understanding of design of both analogue and digital circuits and the basic design rules for mixed analogue and digital circuit boards
• Comprehension of the fundamentals of structured software design
• Understanding key aspects of the employer’s business and product applications – against a template to be generated by the employer

Completion of the Apprenticeship will be recognised by the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions.
Applicants are likely to have 3 A-Levels, or equivalent, and will need to demonstrate the ability to achieve all elements of the apprenticeship during their programme, including working in a suitable job role.
Free to apprentices. This apprenticeship has a £27,000 funding band. Small companies will need to make a contribution of £1,350; large companies could pay through the apprenticeship levy if they have funds available.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

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