Electrical Engineering HNC @ SCQF Level 7


This award is designed for individuals with acceptable qualifications who upon completion wish to enter the engineering, renewable and service 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 at Dumfries College.

Course code





The course is run over two half days per week.

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 Level 6.

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 may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be in person, virtual either through TEAMS or by phone.  

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 can be done by project, practical exercise, e-learning and theory assessment.


This program is designed to articulate to an HND in Electrical Engineering at Dumfries College or other organisations or a degree level program.

Career Prospects

Employment within any part of the Electrical Engineering or renewable energy sectors.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson on 01387 734194 or emailhodgsonm@dumgal.ac.uk

Selling Points

This is a qualification that many engineering and renewable organisations look for when selecting engineers to work within their industry.

This qualification can also lead to employment in the Electrical or Automotion industry and can lead onto a Graduate Apprenticeship position.