SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

Engineering Systems NC Level 6 is an entry-level course that will enhance your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and systems. You will study units such as Electrical Principles and Mathematics which, upon completion, will allow you direct progression onto our HNC Engineering Systems course. This course is the first step towards your future career in the engineering industry. 

This is a full-time course based at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus and taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience of the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the needs of employers and further education. 

What You Will Learn
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Thermofluids
  • Dynamics
  • IT
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Graphical Communications
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
Entry Requirements
  • Mathematics at National 5 (if you have not studied Maths for some time you might benefit from taking a core maths unit before joining the course) 
  • English at National 5  
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved to gain the full award 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression onto HNC Engineering Systems, Mechanical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering 
Career Opportunities
  • Engineering technician 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

20-year-old Lindsay Stevenson moved to Edinburgh to start her Oil and Gas Technical Programme (OGTAP) managed by OPITO in partnership with Edinburgh College. We caught up with her to find out how her apprenticeship was going so far: 

‘I chose an apprenticeship for on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn and learn. I’ve formed lots of friendships with my new classmates and in terms of the course itself, the practical nature is the best thing.  

I hope to work offshore and progress within the oil and gas industry. And, to travel lots when I’m off!’ 

Read more of our student stories here.

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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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