Basic Electronics

Course Overview

Examine the nature of electricity, exploring the different units of measurement, its sources, the differences between AC and DC, and more complex issues.  Study a variety of electrical components, such as resistors, capacitors, transistors and diodes.  Learn basic circuit arrangements and how to check them, and then progress onto more complex circuitry.


No previous experience required except for basic mathematical skills.


C&G/ICS Joint Certificate in Basic Electronic Engineering

Support and benefits

  • Complimentary textbook: 'Principles of Transistor Circuits'
  • Gain a nationally recognised award
  • Flexible term times
  • Access to a dedicated tutor and student advisors to guide you through your studies
  • Access to the ICS online Student Community, allowing you to interact with other students and browse our resource library.