Campus Midlothian Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Study mode Full time
Duration 20 weeks
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Engineering Skills is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of engineering manufacturing systems and processes. You will study a range of practical units which will develop your practical skills and build your knowledge of the engineering industry.
You will learn basic engineering processes and maintenance by working on a range of engineering systems such as fitting using hand skills; fabrication; manufacturing; project design and much more.
This course supports progression into other engineering studies which can lead to a university degree, training or employment. You will be provided with information to give you an insight into engineering occupations such as mechanical, fabrication, automotive, aeronautical, electrical and electronic, marine and control. Once you have successfully completed this course you can use your studies to help you choose which career path within the engineering industry you wish to pursue.
The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies and will give you an insight into the working environment of an engineer. You will be taught mostly in workshops where you will gain essential skills and hands-on experience in the engineering sector.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. This will be provided by Edinburgh College.
What you will learn
- Mechanical and Fabrication Practical Skills
- Electrical and Electronic Practical Skills
- Repair and Maintenance Skills
- Design and Manufacture Skills
- Skills and Attitudes for Employability Plus
- Understanding the Workplace
- Engineering Materials
- Fitting Using Hand Skills
- Essential Core Skills
How the course is assessed
- This course is assessed continuously throughout each unit.
Number of days per week
- 3 days per week
- There are no formal entry requirements
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- NC Access to Engineering or Engineering Systems
- NC Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
- Progression onto an SVQ Level 2 courses
- Mechanical system and maintenance engineering
- Pre-apprenticeship in engineering disciplines
- Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering
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