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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

This course is for anyone wanting to pursue a career in engineering at technician or engineer level. The course offers students the chance to study engineering subjects from various disciplines, and to explore environmental issues including renewable energy. 

Start Date: 29th August 2023
Days of Week: TBC
Time: 9am-4pm
Duration:  2 years
Cost: £750 per year.

  • 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: in electrical engineering field.

    Former students have progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University.

    Education: progression to university and then employment in design, research and development, and managing electrical systems.

    Past students have found employment with companies such as Screwfix, West Lothian Council and Plexus.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two to three hours. 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). We will ask you about your interests and why you want to study engineering
  • You giving a three-minute minute presentation to the staff on the ‘Importance of communication in engineering’. This should include your understanding of the relevance of good engineering communication, what it is and why it is essential for a career in this area. You may want to begin by exploring the communication skills which you think an engineer should have. You can use Microsoft PowerPoint and bring the presentation on a memory stick on the day
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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.