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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Full-time


This course is aimed at those wanting to study electrical engineering at a more advanced level and gain employment as an electrical technician with organisations such as manufacturers or utility companies.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  6

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times: TBC
Duration: 1 year

This course provides those essential skills needed, such as how to inspect and test an electrical system by using the latest test equipment and the ability to fully understand and analyse the performance of the system.

If the system has electrical machines and motors, then we’ll teach you about those as well.

Electronics and transformers are also covered to enable you to work with power supplies units and to further enhance what will be a great set of skills to see you well on your way to becoming an electrical technician. 

Read about Ross Keith's West Lothian College experience here

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    What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Electrical systems including DC systems 
    • Single and three-phase AC circuits 
    • Electrical analytical techniques 
    • Electrical machines 
    • Complex circuit analysis 
    • Mathematics
    • Communication
    • Interaction and Working with others


Why choose this course

You will have the chance of classroom and laboratory work to develop your interest in electrical engineering.

Entry requirements

  • Pass in National 5 level mathematics and at least another two subjects at the same level

We encourage students who do not meet the entry requirements but who have relevant experience to apply.

We also welcome applications from mature students who do not meet the entry requirements.

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

Progressing students will learn from their course tutor is they require to attend a Bridge to Engineering course on the week of 10th-13th June full-time.

Direct entry students will undergo an aptitude test and will learn during interview if they require to attend a Bridge to Engineering course on the week of 10th-13th June full-time.

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    Where it leads

    Education/Employment: Apprenticeship or further education with a view to becoming an electrical engineer.

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 the tutor and lecturer for your chosen course and another member of staff: timeslots will be allocated on the day (around 10 minutes). We will ask you about your interest in electrical engineering and why you want to study it (it will help your application if you have prepared for this)
  • Short written test with numeracy, literacy and other questions
  • Team building exercise

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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.