How will the course help me to start or further a career in electronics?

Tech Lancaster has developed an intensive FREE 12 week Electronic Skills Programme, using expert knowledge and industry insights. The course is designed to equip students with the specialist skills and confidence needed for a career in the electronics sector.

We are interested in participants at all levels and all ages – from those wanting full or part time entry level roles in electronics manufacturing to more advanced technician and design positions.

No previous experience in the electronics industry is required, however, an interest in technology and a previous background in a technical or practical role is desirable.  In particular we are prioritising applications from ex-military veterans, recent graduates, and career changers/returners.

The course is designed to build on existing technical aptitude, equipping you with industry specific skills that will make you work ready for a role in the fast-paced, constantly evolving North West electronics sector. The sector is diverse, including companies designing and manufacturing technology for industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, I.T and telecommunications.

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Studying electronics in Lancashire with our skills programme

Tech Lancaster’s Electronic Skills Programme consists of two elements: online learning and practical laboratory and workshop based training. Let’s take a look at what is involved in detail below:

MOOC – Massive Open Online Course

  • 8 weeks – self paced
  • 3 different skill levels, from complete beginner in the electronics sector to experienced practitioner
  • 3 short modules (Digital skills, H&S General, H&S ESD Electro-static Discharge)
  • 4 long modules (Assembly & Manufacturing, Introduction to Electronics Principles, Drawings and Schematics, Tools & Test Equipment)

Lab/workshop based training

  • 4 weeks – Workshop held in Lancaster and Morecambe
  • Practical soldering and rework
  • Basic circuit fundamentals with electronics kits and Arduinos
  • Bespoke workshops depending on candidates skill levels and interests
  • Globally recognised electronics industry IPC certification
  • Interview skills

How long will it take to complete the Electronic Skills Programme?

The programme comprises online distance learning of 8 weeks followed by 4 weeks of lab/workshop based practical tuition. Students are required to commit to approximately 20 hours of learning a week to complete the course, depending on existing knowledge levels.

Is this a free electronic skills course?

The course is free of charge, due to our successful bid for government funding. However, you will need to pay your own transport costs and other associated expenses, to attend the workshops, which will be held in Lancaster.

Applicants that successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job interview by one of the six Tech Lancaster consortium members or associate companies.

Could this be the unique electronics training opportunity you are looking for?

If you are looking to upskill and start or further a career in electronics, we would love to talk to you about your ambitions. Together, we can discuss whether the course would meet your requirements and answer any questions which you may have.

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