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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Waterford College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Electronic technology is the driving force behind the development of the worlds information technology. It develops the way electricity is used to control equipment in the fields of medicine, communications, computing, manufacturing, security, business and entertainment.

This full-time course prepares students for a career in the electrical or electronic industries, as well as facilitting entry into a range of engineering disciplines at third level.

What will you Study?

Electronics Digital
Electronics Analogue
Intruder Alarms and Access Control
Maths for Engineering
Communications
Work Experience
Computer Aided Design
Materials Science
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