Engineering SCQF Level 6 (Modern Apprenticeship)

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Modern Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining skills, qualifications and experience and starting a career without having to study full-time. You can be earning whilst you are learning! This is an opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification whilst you are learning ‘on the job’ and it’s a great way to kick-start your career.

Engineering skills are essential to the effective and efficient performance of organisations across the sector and once you have completed your Modern Apprenticeship you will have shown that you have the ability, work skills and the determination to succeed. The course content will vary depending on which framework you choose, eg Fabrication and Welding, Plate Work or Mechanical.

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


4 years

Entry Requirements

You must be in full-time employment and aged 16 years or over.
We recommend that candidates should have achieved as a minimum National 5’s at general level in English, Maths and a science subject.
Candidates should be well presented, committed to ALL 4 YEARS of the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete.

Additional Entry Requirements

Ideally core skills should be sitting at a National 5 or above.

Course Content

Depending on which Engineering Framework is chosen, relevant to your job role and any prior achievements, will have an impact on how many days you may be required to attend College. Usually during the first two years of your Modern Apprenticeship you will achieve your Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) and a National Certificate in a relevant subject. The Level 3 work-based portfolio will commence in year 2 of your Modern Apprenticeship, which is achieved solely in the work place.

Assessors will attend the work place on a regular basis. Depending on the nature of each assessment to be carried out, the duration of how long the assessor will be with each candidate will vary on each visit. Assessors will assess competency and can advise and guide on any work that may be required. A specified level of Core Skills are required as part of the Modern Apprenticeship.


Assessments take the form of written and practical assignments. Written assessments are carried out by the candidate in their own time under the guidance of an assessor and College work is achieved under the guidance and teaching of the Course Lecturer.

Additional funding information

This Modern Apprenticeship is funded through Skills Development Scotland.

You may choose to undertake this as a standalone SVQ qualification which can either be self-funded or paid by your employer, please click on relevant area for further information Fabrication & Welding or Mechanical Engineering

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