COURSE INFORMATION

This is a mainly practical course aimed to improve your career prospects within mechanical, manufacture or systems related areas within engineering. It follows an SQA SCQF Level 5 Engineering Practice award, providing a thorough grounding in the engineering principles required by people working towards technician level.

The skills that will be developed during this course will help the candidate to achieve employment within the Engineering industry. 

Skills listed below:

  • Employability
  • Problem solving
  • Engineering principles
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Hand skills
  • Confidence 
  • One year full-time

Your course will include important skills to enhance your employment and career progression options including workshops skills in:

  • Health and safety: engineering
  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communication
  • Engineering dimensional control
  • Computer aided draughting (CAD) for engineers
  • Material removal principles and practice
  • Engineering workshop and assembly skills
  • Engineering project
  • Electrical wiring skills
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

One of the following:

  • Three National 4s which must include Maths, English, and Technology or a Science-based subject
  • Certificate: Introduction to Engineering and Technology (including Automotive Skills) EAL Level 1 (with SCQF Level 4 Maths and English)
  • SVQ: Pro-Engineering SCQF Level 4 (with SCQF Level 4 Maths and English)

PLUS

  • 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
  • National Certificates: Electrical Engineering and Engineering Systems SCQF Level 6
  • Advanced Certificate: Manufacturing Engineering
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • HNC: Computer Aided Draughting and Design SCQF Level 7
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Manufacturing
  • 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