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Electrical Engineering (Day) NC

(SCQF level 6)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 36 weeks


Riverside Campus


£ 593


This Electrical Engineering course will equip you with a thorough understanding of the knowledge surrounding electrical engineering technologies. You'll gain an understanding of how electrical circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in the Electrical Industry, together with the tools to work in the sector.

This is a nationally recognised award in electrical engineering. This course satisfies one key element of the Modern Apprenticeship framework for Engineering. It provides you with an excellent and thorough grounding in the disciplines that relate to electrical engineering.

If you're looking to be employed within the electrical engineering sector then this is an excellent qualification to support you becoming a technician or apprentice.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Mathematics and a Science subject; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 5 in Electrical Engineering; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

These are some of the units you'll study:

  • Electrical Principles.
  • Fundamental Electrical Systems.
  • Electrical Testing and Measurement.
  • Single and Three Phase Principles.
  • Single and Three Phase Induction Motors.
  • Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Mathematics for Technicians 1.
  • Engineering: Applying Information Technology.

After the course


The course is aimed at providing opportunities for you to progress into further study - Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships or other Engineering Sectors.

Continuing Study

After satisfactory performance while achieving your course, you may progress as follows:

  •  HNC Electrical Engineering or HNC Industrial Automation Engineering with Robotics (Mechatronics).


How the course is taught

You will be taught by a mixture of practical and theory classes. You will attend one full day a week over two years.

The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions of two hours duration.

You will also be required to undertake self-study outwith timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed by a mixture of written assessment, project work, oral presentation and practical assessment. Each unit will have on average 4 learning outcomes (sometimes more, sometimes less) which will be assessed every few weeks within the 18 week block. All learning outcomes must be passed in order to gain the credit value (normally 1.0) associated with that unit.

Additional Information


You will be responsible for supplying your own copy of recommended course books. You will also be responsible for supply your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    29th Aug 2022, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 593