This National 4 Skills for Work Course: Engineering Skills at SCQF level 4 provides an introduction to the engineering sector and a progression route into L5 Engineering courses offered at Fife College, as well as giving you preparatory skills to then apply for trade apprenticeships / employment in industry.
This course provides a basis for moving into further education and or training in employment. The course focuses on developing basic engineering skills within Fabrication, mechanical, electrical/electronic and manufacture engineering.
Skills for Work Courses are designed to help learners to develop:
- Skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work
- Core Skills
- An understanding of the workplace
- Positive attitudes to learning
- Skills and attitudes for employability
- A key feature of these courses is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experience and learning by reflecting on experience
- Learning through practical experience
The Skills for Work Engineering course include some or all of the following:
- Learning in real or simulated workplace settings
- Planning and carrying out practical tasks and assignments
- Learning through reflecting at all stages of the experience and problem solving
- 2 Afternoon sessions per week for 1 year; Tuesday and Thursday 2-4pm, September to June
- Engineering Skills: Mechanical
- Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic
- Engineering Skills: Fabrication
- Engineering Skills: Assembly
One of the Following:
- A minimum of two National 3's and one National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Technology/Practical subject
Attainment of this course would count towards the "Technical Skill" entry requirement in our Level 5 programmes, so you would only then require to attain National 4 Mathematics and English. Then subject to successful interview and a positive ILR Learner Record you could potentially attain a place on one of the following Level 5 programmes:
- Skills for Work Engineering (School Pupils Only)
- IMI Award: Transport Maintenance IMI Level 1
- NC Fabrication and Welding
- NC Manufacturing Engineering
- NC Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Practical Skills
- Completion of this and further courses can lead to modern apprenticeships or employment as a trainee in a wide range of engineering and technology jobs, such as mechanical, electrical, automotive, fabrication and welding, maintenance, manufacturing / machining, valve/pump maintenance and other related renewable technologies.
- Application and ILR review, aptitude test and a successful individual interview.