SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
The course is designed to introduce you to electrical engineering and prepare you for a potential apprenticeship with ScottishPower. The course is based in both the workshop and classroom ensuring you get the combination of practical and technical skills you need for employment as an apprentice electrician. 

The course will also prepare you for further study in Electrical Engineering should you wish.  As part of the course, you will attend sessions with ScottishPower at their training centre and may be offered a place on their apprentice programme.
What You Will Learn
The course is a mixture of both workshop and classroom sessions providing an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for either an apprenticeship or higher level in studies in Electrical Engineering. Subjects studied include:

  • Electrical Principles
  • Testing and Measurement
  • Safe Working Practice
  • Wiring Skills
Placement Information

  • This course is run in collaboration with Scottish Power. Within the delivery, there is on-site bespoke training at the Scottish Power training centre. This will encompass overhead lines and jointing practical skills.

Entry Requirements
  • Four subjects at National 4 level including English, Maths and one Science.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Outcome by outcome
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Apprenticeship
  • NC Higher Electrical Engineering

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Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • Three days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Edinburgh College is at the forefront of modern engineering, offering an exciting range of courses which are designed to respond to the needs of industry.
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