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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 5

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 5 is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. The course is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the electrical engineering industry. During the course, you will gain a broad understanding of electrical engineering including an introduction to Electrical Principles, Electrical Installation Fundamentals, Mathematics, IT and Electrical Hand Skills. 

The units you will study are designed to support you in advancing to further studies in this area. Successful completion of this course can also lead to our Electrical Engineering NC Higher which can lead to our Electrical Engineering HNC. This course can also prepare you for an apprenticeship in installation or maintenance. 

Note: This is a college devised SCQF level 5 equivalent. 

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the electrical engineering industry. You will also have access to Edinburgh College workshops where you will use up-to-date technology and equipment. The course is based on both the workshop and classroom ensuring you get a combination of practical and technical skills. 

Edinburgh College works closely with many businesses and these connections can help you find part-time work to develop your practical and employability skills. The College will actively encourage and support you to seek relevant work experience. 

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Electrical Principles
  • Introduction to Fundamental Electrical Systems
  • Introduction to Electrical Wiring Skills
  • Introduction to Electrical Testing and Measurement
  • Electrical Health & Safety
  • Digital Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Intro to Engineering: Using IT
  • Introductory Soldering and Circuit Assembly

How the course is assessed

  • You will be contiunally assessed throughout each unit 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Mathematics or Physics at National 4
  • A keen interest in Electrical engineering is desirable
  • A positive learner reference is desirable

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

You may be invited to participate in an informal discussion about the course at the recruitment stage. This may be as part of a group or on an individual basis and will initiate a conversation about the course content and your personal statement.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Electrical Engineering NC Higher

Career options

  • Gain employment as an Apprentice Electrical Engineer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date
Midlothian Campus Full time 26/08/24

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