SCQF Level 5

Course Overview

Engineering National 5 Skills will give you the broad practical skills base you’ll need in engineering manufacture systems and processes. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge necessary for basic engineering processes and maintenance working on a range of engineering systems including fitting using hand skills fabrication and welding engineering, manufacturing project design and more.

The course supports progression into other Engineering studies, training or employment. The course provides the basis for candidates to gain an insight into other engineering occupations such as mechanical, fabrication, automotive, aeronautical, electrical and electronic, marine and control and to use your studies to help you to decide the career that you wish to study.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required, and this will be arranged between school and college.

What You Will Learn
  • Mechanical and Fabrication practical skills
  • Electrical and Electronic practical skills
  • Repair and Maintenance skills
  • Design and Manufacture skills
  • Skills and attitudes for employability plus an understanding of the workplace
  • Engineering materials 
  • Fitting using hand skills 
  • Employability and essential core skills
  • Entry Requirements

    • No formal entry qualifications
    • This is a Schools College Partnership course

    How the course is assessed
    • Continual assessment of practical work
    Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progression onto one of our Level 5 Engineering courses 
  • NC Access to Engineering or Engineering Systems 
  • NC Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
  • Progression onto an SVQ Level 2 course 
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering
  • Career Opportunities
  • Mechanical System and Maintenance Engineering
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering disciplines
  • Further College studies are available.
  • Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
    • Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
    Course Delivery
    GRANTON x x x x x
    MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
    MILTON RD x x x x x
    SIGHTHILL x x x x x
    OUTREACH x x x x x

    Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

    Our Campuses
    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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