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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


This course is for students who want to develop their skills and knowledge with a view to a career in engineering, the advanced manufacturing sector and engineering-related industries. You’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and find out more about the world of work.

Duration: 1 year

Tuesday and Thursday - all day
Friday afternoon
4 week work placement during school holidays

  • What the course includes

    The course covers theory, practice and includes work experience. Subjects include:

    • Engineering systems
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Manufacturing engineering

Why choose this course

You’ll learn through practical activities and have direct contact with employers, through talks, visits and work placements.

Entry requirements

  • Achieved National 5, preferably in English, maths, craft design and technology and/or science
  • In 6th year of school on starting the course (also open to S5 student applications depending on circumstances)
  • Interested in learning about the industry
  • Capable of working at level 6 (Higher)
  • Excellent school attendance record
  • Where this course leads

    Education: Modern Apprenticeship (Fast Track), HNC or HND in engineering, or another related subject, articulation into university to study an engineering related subject

    Employment: within an engineering role across areas such as aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an interview. This usually lasts for around one and a half hours and consists of:

  • Presentation by a tutor about the course
  • Tour of engineering
  • Short test (mainly mathematical skills)
  • Individual interview
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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.