The award is designed for individuals with acceptable qualifications or mature learners who upon completion wish to enter the engineering service, or renewable industries at technician level. 

This highly successful programme will develop your skills, confidence and awareness of Electrical Engineering. It will also aim to develop your study skills as a learner.

Succesful completion of this course may allow progresion to the HND in Electrical Engineering.

These courses are available for Full time students as well as employed candidates.

Course code





Full Time, up to 3 days per week. This course is also available as day release or evening attendance.

Entry Requirements

One of the following: 2 Highers (one must be a maths or physics-related higher) or a National Certificate Course in Engineering at SCQF level 6.

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 tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

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

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 give you a technical grounding in electrical power, generation, electrical safety, and instrumentation. 

The course is nationally recognised as the qualification needed by technicians working within the electrical sector.


Assessments will be completed by project, practical exercise, e-learning and theory assessment.


This programme is designed to articulate to a HND in Electrical Engineering or a degree level programme.

Career Prospects

Employment within any part of the electrical engineering sector.

Additional funding information

Full Time Students: You should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).  Please visit their website: for further details.

Part Time Students: Fees will be discussed on an individual basis. Please contact Billy McRobert

All students are liable for payment of their course fees, unless they make a successful application to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for full time fees or Part-Time Fee Waiver Grant (PTFG), are entitled to a SFC Fee Waiver, or their fees are to be paid by a third-party sponsor e.g. employer. It is the student’s responsibility to provide evidence of a successful application. If a student discovers they are ineligible for funding the student will become liable for unpaid fees Where students are self-financing, their course fees must be paid in full no later than 7 days prior to the course start date, unless an instalment plan has been agreed.

PAYMENT INSTALMENT PLANS Where students are self-funding the course fee must be paid in full no later than 7 days prior to the course start date unless they select one of the following payment options.

  • Where any net fee (after any applicable grant) is £300 or less the fee is payable in full no later than 7 days prior to the course start date.
  • Where any net fee is in excess of £300 up to £800 and the duration of the course exceeds 3 months - a 3-month instalment plan is available.
  • Where any net fee is in excess of £800 and the duration of the course exceeds 6 months – a 5-month instalment plan is available.
  • The 1st instalment is due no later than 7 days prior to the course start date with the remaining instalments payable on a monthly basis thereafter. Any application to pay by instalments must be made to the Finance department (Tel 01387 734000) who have sole discretion on accepting any application for payment in this way.

Selling Points

This is a qualification that many organisations look for when selecting engineers to work within their industry. You could also progress onto the HND in Electrical Engineering.