Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

L3 Level 3
Part Time
1 November 2021 — 8 July 2022

About this course

This course is ideal for anyone looking to gain access into the growing market of Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing or adding specific units towards an HNC/Degree in Engineering.

This is a nationally recognised qualification where you will have the opportunity to enhance your maths skills and gain units in both electronic and manufacturing engineering.  This course will involve 6 hours per week guided online delivery. 

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
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What you will study

Candidates will complete the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) and will be studying the following units:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Computer aided drafting in engineering

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, or top up units for HNC Engineering.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

A-B in GCSE Maths. A-C in GCSE English. GCSE Science desirable. Candidates will need to have access to a laptop/desktop PC with Microsoft Office 365.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
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  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

1 November 2021

End date

8 July 2022

Part Time

6 hours per week


Maps & directions

Course code



Unit 1 - Health and Safety in the Engine

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