COURSE INFORMATION

This fast-track course covers the same units and course framework years one and two of a Modern Apprenticeship, meaning that after successful completion and with proven experience and suitable motor trade employment you may start an apprenticeship in year 3.

The units are mainly automotive based and are selected to provide a broad spectrum of fundamental skills required for this trade area, these are assessed through completing a variety of units from mainly IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) awards and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) engineering skills where appropriate.

This course also includes a selection of specialist units, where after successful completion they may offer access to HNCs, please contact us for further details.

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
  • Health and safety, customer relations, and organisational structures
  • Automotive servicing
  • Automotive engine systems
  • Automotive auxiliary electrical systems
  • Automotive chassis systems (steering, brakes and suspension)
  • Automotive vehicle inspections
  • Introduction to metal inert gas (MIG) welding
  • Electrical Installation and maintenance
  • Engineering bench skills
  • Electrical installation
  • Employability skills
  • Communication
  • Numeracy/Optional Maths: Tech 1 and 2 for HNC access
  • Information computing technology
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Applicants must already have a VRQ Level 1 Award in Transport Maintenance
  • 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
  • Automotive engineering Modern Apprenticeships in Automotive
  • Possible access to HNCs within the engineering department
  • Completion of this course supports fast-track progression to year 3 of an automotive Modern Apprenticeship programme
  • 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