Course Details

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SVQ: Pro-Engineering SCQF Level 4

SCQF Level 4

This is the second half of a now two-part SCQF Level 4 engineering programme, following on from Introduction to Engineering. This group award qualification is aimed at those who wish to work in the automotive, mechanical, electrical or manufacturing engineering industry and focuses on improving broad-based practical skills and knowledge with a ‘hands on’ approach. You will gain an EAL Level 1 Engineering and Technology, practical experience and some expectation of the situations you could face in an engineering job role. The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers.

What You Study

  • Petrol GoKart dismantle and rebuild project
  • Introduction to working in engineering
  • Introduction to automotive servicing
  • Introduction to engineering bench skills
  • Introduction to joining materials/manual metal arc (MMA)/metal inert gas (MIG) welding
  • Introduction to electrical installation
  • Employability skills
  • Communications
  • Numeracy

Duration and Attendance

18 weeks full-time – January to June.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Three National 3s or above in Maths, English and a Technology subject
  • Successful completion of Introduction to Engineering

If you are able to demonstrate a keen interest in engineering, have good discipline and the ability to develop your practical engineering skills, you may also be considered.

Please note: you will be required to complete an aptitude test and successful interview.

Further Study

Subject to successful interview and completion of this course, you may progress to SCQF Level 5 courses in electrical, electronics, mechanical, fabrication and welding, automotive and other engineering courses to suit your chosen career pathway. This could include:

  • NC Fabrication and Welding
  • NC Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Maintenance Services (including Automotive Skills)

Career Opportunities

Completion of this and further courses can lead to modern apprenticeships or employment as a trainee in a wide range of engineering and technology jobs, such as mechanical, electrical, automotive, fabrication and welding, maintenance, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, valve/pump maintenance, manufacturing and renewable technologies.

Application Process

Application, aptitude test and successful individual interview.

Funding Information

For information on how to apply for funding for your course fees to be paid, funding options and other financial support available, please visit our Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Starts* Ends* Based at

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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