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Engineering and Construction Training

Our Engineering and Construction Training is a great way for you to maintain your qualifications through renewal, attainment of licenses or career progression.

Our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC), City & Guilds and the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI).

Our training can be delivered on-campus, at your workplace or virtually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Training options

We specialise in the following disciplines:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Built Environment and Building Services
  • CCN1 Gas Training
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering which includes Control and Automation, Fabrication and Welding, Instrumentation and Measurement Systems, Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering

Bespoke training 

Although we provide trades courses we also create bespoke training programmes in engineering and construction, tailored to your business requirements.

If you are interested please fill in the bespoke training enquiry form, or if you would like to discuss these training options please contact us. 

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Disciplines we specialise in

Automotive Engineering

Edinburgh College is a leading provider of automotive and mechanical engineering. Automotive programmes on offer range from classic vehicle restoration, vehicle accident repair, transport maintenance and advanced vehicle diagnostics.

The purpose-built workshops and lecture rooms at the Sighthill and Midlothian campuses provide students with all the necessary resources to engage fully in their chosen programmes of study.

We offer bespoke training to the automotive industry on subjects as varied as hybrid/electric vehicle maintenance, airconditioning (F-Gas) and electrical diagnostics. Whether you are a newly qualified technician, an apprentice, or have worked in the industry for many years, our courses will give you the innovative skills to place you ahead of the competition.

Built Environment and Building Services

Our courses give you the practical skills to work in areas like architectural technology, civil engineering, and construction management. Whether you want to design buildings, learn how to build bridges or manage construction projects, our technical building courses will get you ready for working in the construction sector. This includes giving you a creative background, science and maths skills, knowledge of materials and understanding of new building technologies.

We work closely with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology (CIAT).

CCN1 Gas Specialist Training

Edinburgh College’s Midlothian Campus at Eskbank is the largest training centre for domestic plumbing and gas in Edinburgh and the South-east of Scotland.

Gas Safe and BPEC accredited training is carried out in our modern well-equipped facility with a relaxed and friendly environment allowing you to achieve the qualifications needed to work in the gas industry.

These courses are designed for experienced gas engineers or plumbers only.

Training is not a pre-requisite of assessment and assessment is open to candidates with expired certification by up to one year.

It is advised that you renew your gas qualifications every five years to refresh your knowledge of safety legislation and the latest equipment to make sure you are fully covered to perform your job.

Domestic gas workers must achieve the basic CCN1 qualification which qualifies you to work in the industry. After completing the CCN1 course you can go on to develop your knowledge in specialist gas areas allowing you to carry out a wider variety of jobs.

Although we provide scheduled courses, we also create customised training programmes tailored to business requirements.


Scheduled course title

CCN1 Training
CCN1 Assessment
CENWAT 1 Training
CENWAT 1 Assessment
HTR 1 Training
HTR1 Assessment
CKR1 Training
CKR1 Assessment
CCN1 Plus 3 Appliances
Training and Assessment
Additional Time/2nd Attempt


Scheduled course title

CCN1 Re-assessment Training
CCN1 Re-assessment Assessment
CCN1 Re-assessment Training plus 3 Appliances
CCN1 Re-assessment Assessment plus 3 Appliances
CCN1 Re-assessment Training plus 2 Appliances
CCN1 Re-assessment Assessment plus 2 Appliances
CCN1 Re-assessment Training plus 1 Appliance
CCN1 Re-assessment Assessment plus 2 Appliance
Appliance Re-assessment

To book

Please complete the bespoke training enquiry on this page if you wish to discuss creating a tailored training programme for your employees, or contact the team directly:


0131 297 9009
(Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm)

Electrical Engineering

Our electrical-accredited training is carried out at our Sighthill campus in a relaxed and friendly environment allowing you to achieve the qualifications to meet industry requirements.

These courses are designed for experienced practising Electricians.




Days in College


18th Edition

8 Evenings


Electrical Equipment Maintenance & Testing (PAT) City & Guilds 2377

2 days


City & Guilds Initial Verification & Periodic Inspection & Testing 2391-52 Level 3 Award In Inspection and Testing

5 days


To book

Please contact us for more information on available dates:

0131 297 9000


The College offers courses in a wide range of engineering disciplines, as well as bespoke training for professionals. As one of only three OPITO-approved centres in the UK, the College has trained hundreds of apprentices for the oil and gas industry, alongside providing training for professionals across a range of areas including, Engineering Drawing, Power Stations and Means of Protection, NEBOSH Health and Safety, Automotive, Instrumentation Systems, and PLC training.

Our Midlothian Campus Technology Teaching Centre boasts an Oil Production Platform Simulator and specialist Instrumentation and Control Engineering workshops – the only facilities of their kind in Scotland – ensuring our apprentices and students are equipped for careers in both offshore and onshore environments.

Full-time, part-time and CPD courses, as well as bespoke courses for industry, are delivered at all levels by our fully qualified engineering team in order to upskill the engineers of today and develop the workforce of the future.

Whether you are interested in mechanical engineering, engineering systems, heating and ventilation, fabrication and welding or measurement and control we offer a range of training levels to meet your individual needs.

We provide clear progression routes to degree level studies through partnerships with some of the UK’s leading universities and industry training partners.

Entrance to Sighthill campus building

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For bespoke training please contact us:


0131 297 9000

For scheduled training view our Engineering and Construction courses.