Engineering SCQF 5 (Nigg Skills Academy) Access

What is special about this course?

Begin your exploration of engineering disciplines with our Access to Engineering course, designed to provide practical, employment-focused training. This programme is delivered at Nigg Skills Academy and consists of units and awards at National 4/5 level, paving the way for progression into your chosen engineering field.

The course will give you a range of opportunities to develop your skills in multiple engineering disciplines and will help you build your confidence through working in teams with your fellow students.

Throughout the course, you will be given the chance to enhance your core skills, improve your maths knowledge and develop the ability to work efficiently and effectively, making you a more attractive candidate to potential employers.

Entry requirements

  • Prospective learners must demonstrate an interest in a career in engineering
  • Consideration will also be given to learners who have completed the Pathways to College and Employment programme.
  • Satisfactory interview

Engineering Skills National 4 

  • Mechanical 
  • Electrical/Electronic 
  • Fabrication 
  • Manufacture and Assembly 

Engineering Skills National 5

  • Mechanical and Fabrication 
  • Electrical/Electronic 
  • Maintenance 
  • Design and Manufacture 

National 5 Energy

  • Energy: An Introduction
  • Energy and the individual
  • Energy: Employability and Careers

Bridging Maths 
Academic Development

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Skills for Work

This course is delivered face-to-face at Nigg Skills Academy.

How long will my course last?

8 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    30th October 2023 - 22nd December 2023 at Nigg Skills Academy, Nigg, Ross-shire, IV19 1QY


    Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Successful completion of this course can lead to enhanced career prospects as an apprentice in the engineering industry. This course has helped many students to gain employment and apprenticeships both locally and nationally.

    Students can continue their studies and progress on to:

    • SVQ/NC Fabrication & Welding course
    • SVQ/NC Engineering Systems & Engineering Practice

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