This course covers a variety of core subjects in the principles of technology and will lead to an SQA qualification that is recognised and sought after by employers. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career or further study in this field. Successful completion of all aspects of the course will allow you to gain a National Certificate at SCQF Level 6 in both electrical engineering and engineering systems.
The skills that will be developed during this course will help the candidate to achieve employment within the Engineering systems industry. Skills listed below: 

  • Employability
  • Problem solving
  • Understand
  • Engineering systems principles
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Hand skills 
  • One year full-time 
  • Statics   
  • Engineering dynamics: an introduction
  • Electrical principles     
  • Single and three phase principles  
  • Mechanical engineering principles      
  • Engineering systems     
  • Engineering project    
  • Electrical testing and measure
  • Electrical plant maintenance
  • Maths: Tech 1 and 2
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course 
One of the following:
  • Three National 5s at Grade C or above which must include Maths, English, and Physics or a Technology subject
  • National Certificate: Engineering Practice SCQF Level 5
  • Another relevant engineering course at SCQF Level 5 including Maths: Craft 1 and 2 
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis 
On successful completion (with Maths: Tech 1 and 2) progression is possible to:    

  • HNC: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 7       
  • HNC: Engineering Systems SCQF Level 7     
  • 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 
  • All PPE supplied by the college.
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.