Learn New Skills in ElecTech & Electronics

The focus of our organisation is facilitating flexible, accessible learning for programme participants. To do this we undertake learning in a number of different ways that can suit individual circumstances and abilities.

Learning e-Portal

Tech Lancaster has developed an in-house a bespoke online training platform based on edX from MIT.

With multimedia content written and checked by our technical team, coupled with the flexibility of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), this new way of learning online allows us to rapidly develop and deploy training in an agile way.

Knowledge underpins the electronics and Electech sectors and this online resource allows participants to always have a source of know-how nearby. Online learning content includes industry introduction, basic electronics theory and practical application of learning as well as other important specialist industry know-how.

The platform allows self-paced learning for participants, with online content, helpdesk support and chat forums to discuss any questions with peers or tutors.

Our platform is available to access at learn.tech-lancaster.org.uk

Screenshot of learning portal

Guided Lab / Workshop Sessions

In addition to online e-learning, we also have a number of practical lab/workshop sessions which are operating either in person or via video conference on Google Meet. Our tutors work through pre-prepared content from our online platform and deliver this in small groups in an interactive and friendly manner. This includes guided “breadboarding” of basic circuits, use of tools and instruments and basic Arduino programming.

Free Tech Lancaster Electronics Kits !

Just after the start of the programme, we post you a free box of electronic components to you and each week our tutors guide you through building up your board until you have a fully working prototype!.

IPC Certification

Some of our programmes include both virtual and workshop based training and certification from IPC, the global organisation that regulates workmanship standards in the electronics sector around the world. This includes JSTD-001 (soldering), IPC610 (inspection) and IPC7711 (rework) certification.

Training and certification is undertaken by industry specialists, with high quality tuition resulting in the awarding of certifications that are recognised around the world by organisations that design, manufacture and work with electech/electronics technology – including even NASA and SpaceX (IPC JSTD-001FS) !

Is this the right level for me?

The Skills Bootcamp in Electronics is a Level 3 equivalent qualification and will therefore require a level of understanding in English, Maths and ICT skills to be able to undertake the course. If you are unsure, what different education levels are, there is a helpful website you can access here.

Ideally in order to undertake this bootcamp we would like:  Level 2 (grade 4/C at GCSE) or above in both Maths and English, or equivalent experience, and the ability to confidently use a computer. If you can’t meet these requirements above or are unsure, but really feel our bootcamp is right for you, then please contact us and we can have a chat about your abilities and experience.