Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering (SCP)
Campus Midlothian Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Part time
Duration 41 weeks
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This course is for pupils who are in their final years of high school. This course is intended to be studied alongside your high school subjects.
Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering is your first step towards an exciting career in engineering. The course will develop your skills and knowledge of the engineering industry. You will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering. This will give you an insight into the engineering workplace and allow you to gain hands-on experience.
You will attend College for approximately three afternoons a week. In year one you will complete a National Certificate in Engineering (SVQF Level 6). In year two you will complete an SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF level 5) in our industry-approved facilities.
What you will learn
- Information and Communication Technology
- Mathematics Technician 1
- Engineering: Applying Information Technology
- Engineering Systems
- Graphical Engineering Communication
- Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction
- Mechanical Engineering Principles
- Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
- General Machining, Fitting and Assembly Applications
- Electrical Principles
- Electrical Testing and Measurement
- Engineering Materials
- Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
- Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation
- Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
- You will gain industry-related work experience either within industry or within a realistic working environment
- This course may include trips to energy-specific sites
- You will be taught how to compile a portfolio in the workshop phase, which will provide you with written evidence of what you have achieved. This will also help to improve your chances of selection at future job interviews.
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed at the end of each outcome
Number of days per week
- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons
- Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
- Grade A-C in National 5 Mathematics and Physics, or a science-related subject
- Applicants must be studying Higher Mathematics in S5
- Applicants must have an interest in a career in the Engineering Sector
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at Edinburgh College to assess if this is the correct course for you.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- HNC in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Systems at SVQF level 7 at Edinburgh College
- Further study at a university level
- Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship
- Mechanical or electrical engineering
- Engineering systems
- Renewable energies
- Power transmission and distribution
- Oil and gas
- Construction and energy management
- Emerging technologies
- Marine engineering
Funding & Fees
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