SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

This course is for pupils who are in their final years of high school. This course is intended to be studied alongside your high school subjects. 

Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering is your first step towards an exciting career in engineering. The course will develop your skills and knowledge of the engineering industry. You will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering. This will give you an insight into the engineering workplace and allow you to gain hands-on experience. 

You will attend College for approximately three afternoons a week. In year one you will complete a National Certificate in Engineering (SVQF Level 6). In year two you will complete an SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF level 5) in our industry-approved facilities. 

What You Will Learn
  • Engineering 
  • Materials 
  • Statics 
  • Thermofluids 
  • Graphical Communications Engineering 
  • IT 
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics 
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Dynamics 
  • Electrical Principles 
  • Mechanical Principles 
Placement Information
  • You will gain industry-related work experience either within the industry or within a realistic working environment 
  • This course will include trips to energy-specific sites 
Entry Requirements
  • Grade A-C in National 5 Mathematics and Physics 
  • Applicants must be studying Higher Mathematics in S5 
  • Applicants must have an interest in a career in the Engineering Sector 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed at the end of each outcome 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at Edinburgh College to assess if this is the correct course for you 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Engineering Manufacturing or Electrical course at Level 7 
  • Further study at a university level
Career Opportunities
  • Engineering 
  • Energy renewables 
  • Transmission and distribution 
  • Oil and gas 
  • Construction and energy management 
  • Emerging technologies 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons
  • Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Links with Universities
Benefits for pupils
- Achieve additional accredited vocational qualification to boost         CV/College/UCAS applications
- Enhanced employability through industry relevant work experience
- Foundation Apprenticeships count as 1 of the school column           choices
- Provide a head start for employment, further study or progression   to a Modern Apprenticeship
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