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Engineering Skills National 4

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Engineering Skills National 4 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 modules such as Understanding the Workplace and Engineering Materials 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
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Electrical/ Electronics 

What you will learn

You will gain practical hands-on skills in:

  • mechanical engineering skills
  • electrical and electronic skills
  • fabrication skills
  • manufacture and assembly skills

The National 4 Skills for Work Engineering Skills course has been designed to provide a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training in employment within an engineering sector. The overall purpose of the course is to ensure that learners start to develop the generic and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills needed within an engineering sector.

How the course is assessed

  • Evidence will be gathered by completing a student's workbook which combines all of the units together
  • This will be marked by your lecturer and continually assessed

Number of days per week

  • You will be in Midlothian campus for 2.5 days

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements but an interest in engineering is essential

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

This course supports progression into other engineering studies at National 5 which can lead to training or employment. You will be provided with information to give you an insight into engineering occupations such as mechanical, fabrication, automotive, 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 in the engineering industry you wish to pursue.

 

Career options

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 between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience of the engineering sector.

 

This Skills for Work course is also designed to provide learners with opportunities for developing Core Skills and Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work, with a strong focus on enhancing skills and attitudes for employability.

 

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 29/08/22 20 Weeks

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