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Practical Electronics Course

£300: 3-days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

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This 3-day electronics course covers basic electronics, aspects of troubleshooting and testing. Students will also construct a microphone preamplifier (details below). The course is designed to introduce students to the world of electronics in a practical way covering aspects of troubleshooting and testing, simulation and construction. The bias is towards analog audio engineering.



The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in audio electronics. Do you like buying kit but are curious what lies beneath the hood? Perhaps you are a guitar player that has re-wired your guitar pickups but want to know a little more or even a project studio owner broadening their engineering skills.



A healthy enthusiasm , soldering skills will help but they are taught, maths and some physics but very basic!


Alchemea Pre Amp

After the course

Beyond the course, students can further take their constructed / tested mic preamp and house it in a chassis containing a power supply. The aluminium chassis / power supply is available on demand fully assembled and ready to go. Cost is £120. The chassis is capable of housing a second mic preamp and extra circuit boards whichare available at a cost of £10.50.


An elegant finished engraved front panel is also available as the final touch !! POA


This  course is delivered by Alchemea’s Technical Manager Alex Burak also runs his own company manufacturing boutique bass amps and studio equipment to order.



  • The basics; Electricity / magnetism and ohms law.
  • Electronic components, theory, construction, use and value identification.
  • Power supplies.
  • Theory of amplification using a common emitter amplifier model.
  • Circuit evaluation and computer based circuit simulation.
  • Soldering and construction tips / building a mic preamp (completed and tested circuit board only)
  • Full course notes are supplied.

While this course carries no formal certification or academic qualification, you will receive a nice “Alchemea” certificate of completion.

Alex Burak Tech Manager & Lecturer
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This venue for this course it at our Windsor Centre facility in Islington.

Alchemea College, The Windsor Centre, 15 - 29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
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You will find the pre-requisites for this course over on the overview tab of this course page.
For short courses you can now apply & pay course fees online via the Dates/Apply tab above. Alternatively you can call 020 7359 3986 or email info@alchemea.com to begin the enrolment process.
The electronics course provided by Alex was very informative, and clarified many things which I did not fully understand. Enjoyed building the pre amp and was amazed at the quality of the sound when finished. Alex kept class sizes small so if we needed any help he could assist us without needing to wait. Alex was always willing to help, even when we made the most silly of mistakes! Mark Dale, Practical Electronics - 2012
“A superb three days , thanks” Ed Arnold, Practical Electronics 2012
This course is scheduled on a 'on demand' basis. Please contact Peter Barter on 02073593986 or email info@alchemea.com for more information. Alternatively you can use the 'Register Interest' button above.
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