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National Certificate/ Extended Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (Foundation/Extended Diploma) - Level 3


This course is modular based and will allow you to explore new and existing technologies with a mixture of theoretical and practical skills, developed to enhance your learning experience. You will study health and safety, electrical principles, process measurement and control, engineering measurement, electrical principles, maths, control hydraulics and pneumatics. You will also gain employability skills in our STEM Centre. You can choose to study this course for two years to achieve the Extended Diploma.

Modules offered may vary.

Year 1:

  • Health & Safety

  • Hydraulics

  • Electrical Principles

  • Process Measurement and Control

  • Maths for Technicians

  • Fault Tracing

  • Engineering Measurement

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)

Year 2:

  • Installation and Commissioning

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits

  • Mechanical Principals

  • Materials

  • Electrical Technology

  • Further Maths

  • Communications

  • Project

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto the Higher National Certificate in Instrumentation Operations at Middlesbrough College. After completing the Higher National Certificate students can progress onto the Higher National Diploma and then complete the BEng (Hons) Engineering top-up degree. 

You can progress on to the Level 4 HNC Electrical Electronic Engineering or Level 4 HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering dependent on the level of achievement and interview or study a degree in electrical or instrument engineering.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

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