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Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering (SCP)

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is for pupils who are in their final two years of high school. This course is intended to be studied alongside your high school subjects. 

The 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. If you complete the two-year course successfully you will be awarded a National Certificate in Engineering (SVQF Level 6) and the Foundation Apprenticeship Certificate which includes additional PEO qualifications. (Performing Engineering Operations).

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Mathematics: Technician 1 (F3HX12)
  • Engineering: Applying Information Technology (F5D412)
  • Engineering Systems (F5FN12)
  • Plant Maintenance Practice (F5J311)
  • Graphical Engineering Communication (F5JG12)
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics (F5K211)
  • Engineering Workshop Skills (F5WA11)
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles (F6X712)

Year 2

  • Communication (F3GB12)
  • Electrical Principles (F5HL12)
  • Electrical Testing and Measurement (F5HN12)
  • Thermofluids (F5JE12)
  • Engineering Materials (F5KD12)
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering (FR0T04)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship Certification (HE6E04)
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation (HE9C04)
  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements (HE9D04)

Placement information

  • You will gain industry-related work experience either within a realistic working environment 

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

Entry requirements

  • Grade A-C in National 5 Mathematics and Physics, or a science-related subject 
  • Applicants should be studying Higher Mathematics in S5 
  • Applicants must have an interest in a career in the Engineering Sector 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Conditional offers will be made to candidates who hope to achieve the National 5 entry requirements in S4, plan to study Higher Maths in S5 and submit a good personal statement. Offers will be reviewed when exam results are received in August.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 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

 

 

Career options

  • Mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Engineering systems 
  • Renewable energies 
  • Power transmission and distribution 
  • Oil and gas 
  • Construction and energy management 
  • Emerging technologies
  • Marine engineering 

Study Options

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

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