The award is designed for suitably qualified school leavers or mature learners who have an interest in engineering and wish to gain employment in the engineering industry as a Mechanical Engineering Technician or Engineering Maintenance Technician. Successful completion of the award also provides a sound foundation for anyone who wishes to study engineering at higher level.
Full Time up to 2.5 days per week 1 year (36 weeks)
One of the following: 4 National 5s at Grade B or above or the equivalent at standard grades, alternatively successful completion of the Engineering Fabrication & Welding – NC at SCQF level 5 or a related engineering NC at 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.
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 invited to 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.
This programme seeks to combine the development of practical skills with underpinning knowledge to enable successful candidates to develop and sustain a career in the engineering industry or to study at higher level.
Assessments can be practical in workshops, reports, e-learning, online as well as written assessment.
Successful completion could allow progression on to the Wind Turbine Technician Course, Modern Apprenticeship, full time/part time HNC/Diploma course in electrical engineering.
Moving into a modern apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, trainee fitter position as a modern apprentice or progression to additional FE or HE courses as above.
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.
This is an excellent starting point to gain entry to the mechanical engineering sector or to progress to a higher level course. This course is very popular with local employers who are looking to recruit apprentices.