Are you ready to move in to Engineering? Would you like to become a professional engineer?
This NQ level 4 introduces learners to the study of STEM subjects (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) along with support in Communication and ICT.
It has a strong emphasis on practical skills and is intended for those interested in developing skills for a new well paid career in the fast moving engineering industry.
What you need to quality for entry ...
- There are no formal entry requirements.
- However your level of spoken and written English will be assessed.
- Learners with relevant industrial experience in lieu of formal qualifications – we are happy to consider applications.
- We welcome female applicants who wish to take up a new career in Engineering
Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications. Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject. As a face to face interview is currently not possible your personal statement will be a very large factor in determining whether you are selected.
While the course is open to candidates without formal qualifications, please list on your application any qualifications you do have and when and where you obtained them.
What is in the course?
Engineering theory, plus extensive hands on hardware and software work such as:
- Electricity and Energy (National 4)
- Numeracy and Maths (National 4)
- Communications (National 4)
- Software Programming
- Electronic Soldering and Circuit Assembly
- Electrical Wiring Skills
- Build an Engineering Project.
How long is The Course?
1 Academic Year
August - June.
Usually about 3 days per week timetabled study
The NQ Engineering Level 4 qualification should allow you to progress to study our courses such as:
- NQ in Electrical Engineering (level 5),
- NQ in Mechanical Engineering (level 5),
- NC Computing
- NC Applied Science
Advanced Learners who have previous qualifications or do very well may also be able to progress to:
- Access Engineering (pre –degree entry course)
- Access STEM (pre –degree entry course
- HNC/D in Electrical Engineering. YR1
You may also be able to gain employment or a Modern Apprenticeship with energy companies, engineering contractors, consulting engineers or local authorities.