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Engineering

Access to Engineering Systems NC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 - 41 weeks

Start date Multiple available

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Campus Midlothian Campus Study mode Full time Start date 24/01/22 Duration 20 Weeks

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Course overview

Access to Engineering Systems NC is an entry-level course designed to give you the first step towards a career in engineering. This is an Access to Higher Education course aimed at those who have been out of full-time education for at least three years or have left school with few or no qualifications. The course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and systems.  

This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus that leads directly to our Level 6 NC Engineering course. This course can also lead to further study of a variety of engineering courses at HNC/D and university degree level.  

The course is 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. 

What you will learn

  • Engineering Principles and Systems
  • Engineering Fundamental Principles
  • Mechanical and Electrical Disciplines

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 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NC Engineering Systems at Level 6 
  • NC Engineering Practice 
  • Progression routes onto an SVQ 2 courses 

Career options

  • Various technician roles within the engineering industry 
  • Machine operator 
  • A job within the maintenance industry 
  • Modern Apprenticeship in engineering 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks
Midlothian Campus Full time 24/01/22 20 Weeks

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