This is a nationally recognised award in electrical engineering. It should be viewed as the first year of a two year course to allow you to obtain the SCQF level 6 National Certificate Programme.
If you are looking to be employed within the electrical engineering sector as well as gain skills and knowledge of the renewables industry then this is an excellent starting point as a stepping stone towards being a technician or an electrical apprentice.
One of the following: 4 National 4s at Grade 4, 4 Standard Grades at 4 or above or the equivalent at Intermediate 1.
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 and industry accredited.
If you are currently studying at the college, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
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.
This course will equip you with electrical engineering and renewable energy skills. 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 work in the electrical, engineering or renewables sector. The course will include a project on domestic renewable systems that will introduce the skills and knowledge of a domestic renewable system.
This course allows for progression onto the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering at SCQF level 6 or even the Wind Turbine Technician course.
The course is aimed at providing opportunities for successful candidates to progress onto an electrical engineering apprenticeship or other engineering sectors.
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.