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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


This course is for anyone wanting to pursue a career in engineering at technician or engineer level.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  7

Mode  –  Part time (Day Release)

Times: 9am – 4pm
Duration: 1 year

Cost: £750

This course offers students the chance to study engineering subjects from various disciplines, and to explore environmental issues including renewable energy. 

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • DC, single phase and three-phase systems
    • Electrical machines
    • Mathematics
    • Analysis of electrical networks and electrical resonance
    • Programmable logic controllers
    • Electricity generation and transmission

Why choose this course

You will have the chance to work as an electrical engineer at technician level or progress to university.

The course is a good springboard to more advanced courses, including university degrees.

Entry requirements

  • Relevant National Certificate or Higher maths and one other Higher or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject

We also encourage those with Higher maths and relevant National 5 to apply.

Mature candidates are judged on the combination of their qualifications and experience.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Employment opportunities include working in the electrical engineering field, with past students have found employment with companies such as Screwfix, West Lothian Council and Plexus.

    Following the completion of this course, you can progress onto university and then employment in design, research and development, and managing electrical systems- former students have progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two to three hours, and bring evidence of any qualifications stated on your application form.

HNC applicants only: We will ask you to complete an aptitude test with questions testing some standard mathematics and English skills.

For all applicants, the interview will involve:

  • Interview with two members of the engineering team (10 minutes)- they will ask you about your interests and why you want to study engineering
  • You will take part in a team building exercise such as bridge building
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