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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.

This course is for S4 students looking for a basic introduction to engineering.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode –  School course

Days: Tuesday and Thursday, and occasional Friday afternoon
Times: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Duration: 1 year

This course prepares you for the Foundation Apprenticeship in engineering which you can do in S5 and S6.

Whatever your interest in the engineering sector- you’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and find out more about the world of work.

  • What the course includes

    The course covers basic skills in mechanical engineering, mainly workshop-based, as well as mathematics, engineering measurement, and health and safety. Subjects include:

    • Engineering workshop skills
    • Engineering materials
    • Turning (using lathes)
    • Health and safety

Why choose this course

It’s a good course for anyone who is thinking about a career in engineering and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in an engineering apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

  • An interest in mathematics and science
  • Completing minimum of National 4 maths at school
  • Where it leads

    You can progress to the Foundation Apprenticeship course, employment, or further study at level 6.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an interview. This usually lasts for around one and a half hours and consists of:

  • Presentation by a tutor about the course
  • Tour of engineering
  • Short test (mainly mathematical skills)
  • Individual interview
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