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.

Engineering is everywhere, helping transform people's lives around the globe. The work that engineers do is creative and hands-on. It's about designing things, finding solutions and improving things.

Engineering is one of the few career options that spans every sector, from sport to space. So whatever you care most about, there will be some engineering involved.

According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone.

Did you know that Engineering apprentices earn significantly more than the national apprentice minimum wage and the average Scottish engineer salary is 28% higher per year than the average Scottish salary.

So, there has never been a better time to start your career in Engineering!

  • 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
  • Electrical and mechanical principles
  • Material removal principles and practice
  • Engineering workshop and assembly skills
  • Craft 1 Maths
  • Engineering project
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

One of the following:

  • Three National 4's which must include Mathematics (C747 74), English, and Technology or a Science-based subject
  • Successful completion of the three National 5 Mathematics Units or the two National 5 English Units will also be acceptable if the applicant has achieved these rather than National 4’s in these subjects
  • Certificate: Gateway to 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

Subject to successful completion of the course including all Maths units, then you could progress onto the following courses

  • National Certificates: Electrical Engineering and Engineering Systems SCQF Level 6
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Manufacturing Engineering SCQF Level 6

Completion of this and further courses may lead to careers in the following areas:

  • 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