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.

  • 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
  • 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