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Engineering Skills National 5 (SCP)

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is for senior-phase pupils who are still at school.

This course will provide the broad practical skills base needed in engineering manufacturing systems and processes. Learners will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for basic engineering processes and maintenance, working on a range of engineering systems including fitting using hand skills, fabrication engineering, manufacturing project design and electrical and electronic engineering.  The course supports progression into other engineering studies, training or employment. The course provides the basis that allows candidates to gain insight into other engineering occupations such as mechanical, fabrication, automotive, electrical and electronic. The subjects you study will help you to decide the career path that you wish to take in the future.

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 an understanding of the workplace
  • Engineering materials
  • Fitting using hand skills
  • Employability and essential core skills

Placement information

 

 

How the course is assessed

  • Continual assessment of practical work

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm - 4.00pm

Entry requirements

  • Working towards National 5 Maths and Physics or another science-related topic

This course is in high demand and places are limited. Successful applicants will be required to participate in a college information session and selection process on the delivery campus to secure a place on the course. 

Applicants who are invited to attend the information session and selection process will be expected to demonstrate their interest in the course, engagement with the selection process and readiness to study at college. 

Full details will be provided by e-mail and the information will be shared with your school.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Applicants will be required to attend course induction sessions and participate in a taster event.  You will be notified in advance of the details.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Full-time courses in engineering related disciplines

Career options

  • Mechanical System and Maintenance Engineering
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering disciplines
  • Further College studies are available

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Part time 20/08/24 41 Weeks

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