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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5


Please note, this course is now full. You can still apply for this course, but your application will be placed on a waiting list.

This is a practical course for those interested in how electrical systems work and engineering systems in general, and who want to work as electricians or electrical engineers. It introduces the practice and theory of electrical systems.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes practice and theory in:

    • Electrical installations
    • Electrical theory
    • Mathematics
    • Computer-aided design (CAD)
    • Health and safety

    Communication, information technology, problem solving and numeracy

Why choose this course

The course content is varied and you have the chance to get into the workshop to try some of the theory for yourself. You will build your own electrical circuits and see these work exactly as they should, based on your design work and calculations.

Entry requirements

  • At least two passes at Intermediate 1 or National 4 in English, mathematics, craft design and technology and/or science

We also welcome applications from mature students with or without electrical experience or formal qualifications.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC engineering systems or HNC electrical engineering. Students have previously progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)

    Employment: electrical apprenticeship or adult apprenticeship through the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). Past students have found employment with companies such as Screwfix and O2

Interview arrangements

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

The interview involves:

  • Individual interview with a course lecturer and another member of staff: time slot (around ten minutes) allocated on the day. We will ask you about your interest and why you want to study electrical engineering
  • Short written test including numeracy, literacy and other questions

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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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, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.