Engineering Nat 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.
This award is available in short full time (18 week) and part time (schools partnerships) attendance patterns. Full time 3 days per week (18 weeks at the Midlothian Campus) and Part time for schools partnerships only (Midlothian and Sighthill Campus)
National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, accredited by the SQA, are typically studied at high school and college. These qualifications act as pathways to further study including university entry. Edinburgh College offers a selection of subjects at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level on a part time basis. You may choose to study up to two subjects.
For classes taking place during the day you come to college twice a week for a two hour class. For evening classes you come to college or an outreach location within the community once a week for a 3 hour class.
Course Fees: £275 (approx.) per subject. Fees will be confirmed when application has been processed.
Mechanical and Fabrication practical skills
Electrical and Electronic practical skills
Repair and Maintenance skills
Design and Manufacture skills
Skills and attitudes for employability plus and understanding of the workplace
- Fitting using hand skills
- Employability and essential core skills
How Course Is Assessed:
Number of Days per week:
- Although there are no formal qualifications required a minimum 2 passes at SCQF Level 4 preferred
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work at an appropriate level by having already achieved a pass at A or B in the level below which they are applying for.
- National 5 (SCQF 5) subjects - pass at National 4 (with added value unit), Intermediate 1 at A or B, or Standard Grade 3 or 4 in the subject.
- Higher (SCQF 6) subjects - A or B pass at National 5 or A or B at Intermediate 2 in the subject.
- Advanced Higher (SCQF 7) subjects - A or B pass at Higher
- For entry to social science subjects such as Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History and Politics previous study of the subject is not required. However National 5 English is required plus another social subject at SCQF level 5.
The above represents the minimum entry requirements.
These courses are challenging and require the ability to study independently. Applicants should identify clearly the reason for studying their chosen subject in their course application.
English Proficiency Requirements:
- Mechanical System and Maintenance Engineering
- Pre-Apprenticeship in Engineering disciplines
- 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
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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