COURSE INFORMATION

This course has been specifically designed for anyone who wishes to begin a career in the automotive, mechanical, electrical, fabrication and welding, or manufacturing engineering industries.

During this course, you will work towards achieving two recognised SQA group awards - National 4 Skills for Work Engineering and National 4 Skills for Work Automotive. You will undertake a variety of mechanical and automotive vehicle maintenance skills, to assist you to find the area that is right for you. You will develop your practical skills and knowledge with a hands-on approach throughout. As well as working towards recognised SQA engineering and technology qualifications you will gather a wide range of practical experience including real-life situations you could encounter in an industry role.

The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers.

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!

 

  • Full-Time Feb Start
  • Full-Time August Start options available

You will get an opportunity to try out a wide-range of different aspects of engineering and these are just some of the areas that will be covered

  • Health and Safety
  • Engineering Skills: Mechanical
  • Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic
  • Engineering Skills: Fabrication
  • Engineering Skills: Assembly
  • Automotive Skills: The Garage
  • Automotive Skills: The Technician
  • Automotive Skills: The Car
  • Automotive Skills: The Vehicle Modification Project
  • Employability Skills
  • Information Computing Technology
  • Communications
  • Local Investigation
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Three National 3s in Maths, English, and a Technology subject (preferably with at least one of these areas at National 4 or at least an indication of ability to work at National 4 level)
  • If you are able to demonstrate a keen interest in engineering, have good discipline and the ability to develop your practical 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 onto a wide range of appropriate Level 5 Engineering Courses for example National Certificate: Fabrication and Welding, National Certificate: Engineering Practice and Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1 are just some of the courses available - please see our prospectus for full details.

Completion of this and further courses can lead to Modern Apprenticeships or employment as a trainee in a wide range of engineering and technology areas, such as mechanical, electrical, automotive, fabrication and welding, maintenance, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, valve/pump maintenance, manufacturing, and renewable technologies.

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