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.
You will undertake a variety of mechanical and electrical engineering 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. You will also 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.
- Full-Time 17 week Feb Start
- Full-Time 34 week 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
- Practical Electronics: Circuit Design
- Practical Electronics: Circuit Simulation
- Practical Electronics: Circuit Construction
- Practical Electronics: Developing an Electronic Solution
- Employability Skills
- Information Computing Technology
- Local Investigations
- 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 can 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
- 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.
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 & Welding and National Certificate: Electrical Engineering are just some of the courses available - please see our prospectus for full details.
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