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Engineering

Access to Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering (SCP)

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Part time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

THIS COURSE IS FOR S4 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL

This course will provide the essential skills required for entry into the Engineering FA in S5.
Pupils will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for mechanical and electrical engineering principles and will experience practical working on a range of engineering systems, including fitting, using hand skills, fabrication engineering, manufacturing project design and electrical and electronic engineering.  Pupils will gain an insight into other engineering disciplines and will be supported with  SI units and ‘elements of engineering’. 

You will attend College for two afternoons a week. In the year you will complete units at SCQF level 5 and this will be the building blocks for a successful continuation in the Engineering FA (in 5th and 6th year).

What you will learn

You will learn the access requirements to support your future year's studies when undertaking the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Subjects will include:

  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Electrical Engineering Principles
  • Terminology and SI units used within engineering

How the course is assessed

  • Outcome by outcome

Number of days per week

  • Two afternoons will be required and this will be aligned to your SCP agreements

Entry requirements

  • Working towards National 5 Mathematics and Physics or another science-related subject 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

You will attend an informal discussion on why you want to study this access course and to ensure this is the right course for you. 

Your Schools guidance and College foundation apprenticeship coordinator will support you with this. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

This course is support progression to the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering.

However, on successful completion, other Engineering courses may be considered in either electrical or mechanical engineering disciplines. 

 

Career options

On completion of the Engineering FA University, access may be considered.

Career opportunities within electrical or mechanical pathways as various technician roles within the engineering or maintenance industry.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Part time 22/08/22 42 Weeks

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