COURSE INFORMATION

This course is aimed at those who wish to work in the automotive, mechanical, electrical, fabrication and welding, or manufacturing engineering industries and focuses on improving broad-based practical skills and knowledge with a hands-on approach throughout.

You will gain both the SQA Engineering Skills and the EAL Level 1 Engineering and Technology qualifications. 

  • Employability / understanding industry
  • Problem solving
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Hand skills
  • Confidence 
  • 36 weeks full-time
  • Health and safety
  • Automotive maintenance
  • Motorcycle maintenance
  • Understanding technical drawings
  • Engineering material and measurement
  • Bench skills
  • Electrical installation
  • Information computing technology
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Introduction to working in engineering
  • Introduction to automotive maintenance
  • Introduction to engineering project
  • Introduction to forming and assembling materials
  • Introduction to motorcycle maintenance
  • Employability skills
  • Communications
  • Numeracy

One of the following:

  • 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

PLUS

  • 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
  • This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.
  • Subject to successful completion of this course, you may progress to the second part of the programme; SVQ: Pro-Engineering SCQF Level 4, which commences each January
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Automotive
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Maintenance
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) machining
  • Valve/pump maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable technologies

All PPE supplied by the college

  • 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