FOUNDATION APPRENTICESHIP IN ENGINEERING (SCP)
SCQF Level 6
Engineering

Course Overview
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THIS COURSE IS SPECIFICALLY FOR SENIOR PHASE SCHOOL PUPILS WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL.

This Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering can offer a challenging exiting career that presents a wide range of opportunities for Scotlands young people to enter the field of work. This FA in Engineering aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to enter a career in Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing sector and other Engineering related industries. This course is designed to provide participants with theory practice and industry related work experience.

This is a 2-year course with pupils attending college 3 afternoons per week in each year. In Year 1, pupils will complete a National Certificate in an Engineering Discipline (SCQF level 6) and in year 2 pupils will complete an SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations (SCQF level 5) in our industry approved facilities.
What You Will Learn
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  • Engineering
  • Materials
  • Statics
  • Thermofluids
  • Graphical Communications Engineering
  • IT
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • CAD Dynamics
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
Placement Information
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  • Industry related work experience either within the industry or within a realistic working environment
  • Energy-specific site visits
Entry Requirements
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  • Grade A-C in National 5 Maths and Physics. 
  • Applicants must be studying Higher Maths in S5.
  • Applicants must have an interest in a career in the Engineering Sector.
  • If your application is successful you will be invited for an interview at college.
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Outcome by outcome basis
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Engineering manufacturing or Electrical course at level 7
  • Potential university entry into year one
Career Opportunities
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  • Engineering
  • Energy Renewables
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Oil and Gas
  • Construction and Energy Management
  • Emerging Technologies
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • Typically three afternoons per week in year one and in year two.
Course Delivery
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FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
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
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Benefits for pupils
- Achieve additional accredited vocational qualification to boost         CV/College/UCAS applications
- Enhanced employability through industry relevant work experience
- Foundation Apprenticeships count as 1 of the school column           choices
- Provide a head start for employment, further study or progression   to a Modern Apprenticeship
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