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Willis

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Alright lads, just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction of any websites or other resources where i can find out about electrical related university courses.

Where i live (in the Channel Islands) our apprenticeship lasts 5 years, im a bit rubbish with all the course numbers but i've passed my level 2 and my 2330 302 and will be sitting the 301 in december.

We'll also be sitting our Inspection and Testing (2391?) and hopefully the design course (2392-3?). As well as the regs exam (2382?)

When its all done and dusted id like to study something more specific, for example renewable energy.

Do universities look at qualifications such as the above or are they more interested in A-Levels?

Thanks in advance.
 
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The higher education stuff is quite hard to jump to from candg certs (as I have found in the past) and the normal route is btec ONC and then onwards...I have 2360-2 and 2382 as well as all host of specific courses related to work (PLC's drives etc) and I really wanted to do the same as you.

I spoke to colleges regarding HNC in electrical engineering and found many wanted ONC first and many dismissed my certs I did however find a great college and changed my mind on courses and decided to do HNC Mechatronics engineering instead which covers....

Analytical methods for engineers (maths)
Engineering science
Electronics
Further Mechatronics
Business management
Plant and process principles
PLC's
Robotics
Electrical power
Engineering design/project

The lecturer I spoke to on the phone interviewed me and accepted that my ten years engineering experience mesnt I could prob do the course but advised that I would probably need maths and science bridging courses because its at quite a high level.

I am going one day a week for two years and then a further year to complete my HND I then plan to complete my degree and then who knows (Dr Montybaber???)

I didnt need the bridging courses you just need to be dedicated and put in some extra graft in the library etc to catch up (it is veru heavy going though

you can go full time at Uni but i'm afraid im not sure of timescales etc although I think that the HNC/D are combined full time

good luck
 
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