Electronics and Instrumentation Controls Level 4


Course Details

Start Date: 23/01/2024
Code: PITAMC00080_02

  • Day(s): Tuesday
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Institute of Technology

Course Summary

The Electronics and Instrumentation Controls Course is designed to support learners employed in the engineering and manufacturing sector, specifically aligned to electronics. Learners may have completed a previous Engineering qualification and wish to progress onto a higher-level qualification, or to develop knowledge and skills required to work in industries where there are requirements to utilise electronics, instrumentation, and new technologies of the future.

This course is aimed at employers and in work adults that do not wish to commit to a long-term programme of study due to work / family commitments.

This course will address the skills gap and equip learners with the technical skills to gain sustainable long-term employment or career progression.

Course Content

The Introduction to Electronics and Instrumentation Control course is designed to allow learners to develop an understanding of electrical circuit systems and parameters, how to use electronic instruments to measure them and electronic devices to build and control these systems. The knowledge and skills developed can be used to support progression in the workplace and/or to higher level study.

Learners will gain an understanding of the principles of analogue and digital electronics which include the following:
• Electronic devices and their applications
• Application of Ohm’s Law to find current and voltages in simple circuits
• Building and testing a simple audio amplifier
• Understanding digital electronics
• Sensors and actuators
• Use of a Microprocessor, such as Arduino, to control simple systems.

Learners will leave with the work-based competences required by employers.

Course Assessment

There are no formal assessment for this qualification.

Employer Benefits

• Flexibility in the delivery of the 7-week course modules will allow learners to progress to other modules or higher-level courses / Higher Education.

• There is a shortage of engineering learners progressing to Level 4 study these short courses can help provide the necessary bridge to Higher Education if the learner has been out of education for an extended period.

• Delivery will be in the form of practical workshop-based sessions taking place at the Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology offering learners access to modern facilities with industry standard equipment and the latest technologies.


All class-based materials will be provided.


You will receive a competency certificate on completion of your course.


The progression routes from this course are:
• Entering employment
• Continuing existing employment (improving understanding and upskilling)
• Opportunity to progress to other units within this group of offerings such as the PLC Intermediate, Robotics and Pneumatics (Automation) courses.
• Progression to higher apprenticeships
• Higher Education – Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Engineering

Entry Requirements

For entry onto this qualification learners must havea keen interest in Advanced Manufacturing/Electronics and Instrumentation Control. It would be beneficial to have an understanding of Electronics and Instrumentation Control/Electrical engineering, but not essential.

Can I get help with fees?

Funding may be available to support your learning as an adult (aged 19+) studying at Dudley College. Check out the Financial Support guidance for more information.

Start Date: 23/01/2024
Code: PITAMC00080_02

  • Day(s): Tuesday
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Institute of Technology
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