Foundation Engineering Skills @ SCQF Level 5 (EAL)

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On completion of the Level 2 VQ you will demonstrate knowledge and ability in areas such as:

· Comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
· Using and interpreting engineering drawings and documentation
· Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
· Joining materials by the manual MAG/MIG, continuous wire processes, electrical wiring, panel and motor wiring, motor control fault finding and electrical containment.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


his will be a full-time course up to three days per week

Entry Requirements

Candidates will require three national four qualifications or be able to demonstrate suitable life skills.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to make sure to answer the Supporting Information questions on the application form with as much detail as possible. This will demonstrate your commitment to the course.

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an information and interview session.

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

This course has three mandatory theory units as well as five practical units in either fabrication and welding or electrical engineering. It can also be a mix of both.

Area of Interest Description

This qualification is aimed at those working in an engineering environment but currently have no formal certification to demonstrate competence.


Assessments are ongoing throughout the course duration and include completion of practical tasks as well as online portfolio work.


Progression from this course could be into employment in the Fabrication and Welding or Mechanical Engineering Industries or to a higher-level course at the College.

Career Prospects

Career prospects from this course would be to move into either fabrication and welding, motor vehicle, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary/EMA funding for this course, please contact a member of the student funding team for details.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course: Telephone: (01387) 734 199 E-mail:

Selling Points

This will be a very popular practical skills-based course and it will work well as an entry route to a Modern Apprenticeship.

On completion of this course, you will have demonstrated your competence in the vocation and completed one of the qualifications employers require of a Modern Apprentice and make yourself highly employable.

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