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Electrical and Electronic Engineering NC 5

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering NC 5 will give you essential knowledge of the engineering industry. You will learn practical skills needed to progress into a career in the electrical and electronic engineering field. 

This is an entry level course that can lead to further study of our NC Level 6 Electrical and Electronic Engineering course which can progress to an HNC/D and a university degree. If you are wanting to progress into full-time employment within the electrical and electronic industry, this course will give you the skills you need to apply for an apprentice trainee technician position. 

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 in both the workshop and classroom ensuring you get a combination of practical and technical skills. This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus.

What you will learn

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles 
  • Electrical Wiring Skills 
  • Motors and Generators 
  • Mathematics 
  • Communication 
  • Information Technology 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed at the end of each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the award 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • National 4 Mathematics and preferably English and Physics 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Successful completion will provide the opportunity for progression to Level 6 NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering or other relevant Level 6 courses 
  • This course will give you the basic training to continue in further study which can lead to acceptance onto a university engineering degree 

Career options

  • Apprenticeship trainee technician 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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