This course is ideal for those interested in a career or apprenticeship in electrical engineering. You will receive a high level of practical training and study the underpinning theories. You will achieve a National Certificate award in Electrical Engineering at SCQF Level 6, and in addition, there are two elements of electrical workshop training included in this course.
  •  Skills appropriate to the practical units covered. 
  • One year full-time 
  • Two years (day release) 
  • Soldering and circuit assembly techniques 
  • Introduction to electrical wiring 
  • Electronic theory 
  • Electrical Fundamentals  
  • Electrical principles theory 
  • Electrical Test & Measurement 
  • Mathematics Tech 1 & 2 
  • Electronic Network Analysis 
  • Electrical Plant Maintenance 
  • Three Phase Induction Motors 
  • Programmable Logic Controller 
  • Engineering Project 
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course 
One of the following: 

  • Three National 5s at Level C or above which must include Mathematics and Physics or a Technology subject or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details).
  • Successful completion of a relevant Engineering course at SCQF Level 5 including Mathematics Craft 1 and Craft 2 (or equivalent).
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • HNC: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 7. 
Completion of this and further courses may lead to careers in the following areas: 
  • Manufacturing engineering 
  • Electrical engineering 
  • Renewable engineering 
  • Energy 
  • Systems engineering 
  • Modern Apprenticeships 
  • Scientific calculator 
  • Scaled rule 
  • Online application 
  • Interview