Electrical Engineering NC @ SCQF Level 6

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This is a nationally recognised award in electrical engineering. This course satisfies one key element of the Modern Apprenticeship framework for Engineering. It provides an excellent and thorough grounding into the disciplines that relate to electrical engineering. It you are looking to be employed within the electrical engineering sector then this is an excellent qualification to support you becoming a technician or apprentice.

The course also includes Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) EAL qualification, recognised by industry as the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


Full Time up to 4 days per week or day release over two years.

Entry Requirements

Four National 5, four standard grades at credit level or equivalent Intermediate 2, ideally including maths or a science or completion of the NC in Electrical Engineering Level 5.

Entry may still be possible for mature students depending on prior skills and knowledge.

You will be required to attend an Information and Interview Session with the course tutor prior to being offered a place on the course.

If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be in person, virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember 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 will equip you with a thorough understanding of the knowledge surrounding electrical engineering technologies. You will gain an understanding of how electrical circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in the electrical industry together with the practical skills to help you gain employment in the electrical sector.

The practical skills will include a small project on renewable energy and its integration into domestic properties as well as a practical exercise on how this connects into existing systems.


Assessments can be practical assessments in workshops, e-learning and online assessment as well as project work and written assessments.


This course allows for progression onto the Engineering Systems and Wind Turbine Technician Training course or the Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering at SCQF level 7.

Career Prospects

The course is aimed at providing opportunities for successful candidates to progress into Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships, progress to HNC in Electrical Engineering or to the Wind Turbine Technician course.

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.

Selling Points

This course is the preferred route to an electrical apprenticeship for many local companies. There are regularly many employment opportunities developed for candidates completing this course.

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