COURSE INFORMATION

This course is ideal for students starting out in engineering as it provides practical hands-on training and focuses on improving broad-based practical skills and knowledge with a hands-on approach.

Practical skills covered include assembly, fitting, engineering drawing using a project based learning model. You will gain SQA Engineering skills units, practical experience and case studies of real life situations and problems you could encounter in an engineering job role.

The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers. It is also suitable as a refresher course for updating engineering skills and for those wanting to learn new skills.

During this programme you will work towards achieving the following 3 SQA components at SCQF Level 5 including

  • Skills for Work Engineering framework
  • Skills for Work Energy framework
  • Core Skills (Communications, Numeracy, ICT & Local Investigations)

 

 

  • Full-Time 17 week Feb Start
  • Full-Time 34 week August Start options available
  • Engineering Skills: Mechanical and Fabrication
  • Engineering Skills: Electrical and Electronic
  • Engineering Skills: Maintenance
  • Engineering Skills: Design and Manufacture
  • Energy: An Introduction
  • Energy: Employability and Careers
  • Energy: Domestic Wind Turbine Systems
  • Energy: Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems
  • Energy: Conventional Technologies and the Grid
  • Local Investigations
  • Communications
  • ICT
  • Numeracy
  • Three National 4's in English, Mathematics, and preferably Physics or Engineering Science, or a qualification to this standard in a craft or technology 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.
  • If you are able to demonstrate a keen interest and aptitude for engineering and are willing and have the ability to develop your practical and hands-on engineering skills, you may also be considered
  • 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 interview and completion of this course, you may progress into employment or into an appropriate Level 5 National Certificated Engineering Course for example National Certificate: Fabrication & Welding, or Electrical Engineering or Engineering Practice or Automotive Engineering, please see our prospectus for full details.
  • Progression to a September start Level 6 programme may also be possible, provided the appropriate Level 5 Maths & English entry qualifications are already met prior to applying for this programme.
  • Completion of this course of study and further courses can provide a stepping stone and lead to moderapprenticeships or employment as a trainee in a wide range of engineering and technology enabled sectors
  • These progression and employment routes exist in the following industries, mechanical, electrical, electronic, aeronautical, marine, automotive, fabrication and welding, maintenance, manufacturing, energy and renewable technologies
  • This entry level course is a great way to start a career in construction
  • You will be better informed about choices which you will need to make when considering a vocation in the construction industry
  • This course provides the underpinning knowledge required to continue Further Education in construction or seek an apprenticeship within the industry
  • 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