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about us


  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • HNC
    SCQF Level:   HNC

HNC Engineering Systems (Evening)

This course is intended for students wanting to pursue a career in the Engineering industry at Technician or Engineer level and covers a wide range of engineering subjects from various engineering disciplines. The aim of the course is to give individuals an all-round understanding of how modern engineering systems work
and, in doing so, considers the various sub-elements, such as the mechanical, electrical, electronic and control parts of the system, which, when working together,
provides the performance we now expect from everything from a mobile phone to a car to a factory production line. An Engineering System example: Sensing, provides the system with information as to what’s going on, say with
regard to pressure, temperature or position.

Start Date: August 2019
Days of Week:  Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6.00-9.00pm
Duration:  2 years
Cost: £600 per year

You can download an enrolment form here

Entry Requirements

  • NC in Engineering
  • Higher Maths or Physics
  • Relevant Industry Experience
  • electrical

    where it leads

    Employment as an Engineering Technician or study at HND/ Degree level

Interview Arrangements

An interview is required for this course.

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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