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Engineering Skills National 5

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £504
(see funding options)

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Course overview

Engineering Skills National 5 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 and welding engineering; 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 between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential 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
  • Employability
  • Essential Core Skills

    How the course is assessed

    • You will be assessed on each unit 
    • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 

    Number of days per week

    • 3 days per week  

    Entry requirements

    • No formal entry requirements 

    English Proficiency Requirements

    IELTS 5.5

    Progression and Articulation Routes

    • Progression onto one of our Level 5 Engineering courses
    • NC Access to Engineering or Engineering Systems
    • NC Mechanical Maintenance Engineering  
    • Progression onto an SVQ Level 2 courses 

    Career options

    • Mechanical system and maintenance engineering 
    • Pre-apprenticeship in engineering disciplines 
    • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering 

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
    Midlothian Campus Full time 29/08/22 20 Weeks £504

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