Engineering Systems (Electrical, Mechanical, Fab/Welding) SCQF 5 (Stornoway) NC

What is special about this course?

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a nationally accredited award in Engineering and provides desirable pre-apprenticeship training in Mechanical, Electrical, Fabrication and Welding. In addition to a broad range of practical skills, this course also gives an introduction to academic subjects relevant to Engineering.

Entry requirements

National 4 or above in:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science or a Technical subject

All suitable applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course.

  • Communication
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using Information Technology
  • Engineering Systems Principles
  • Engineering Systems Test & Measurement
  • Engineering Systems Applications
  • Electrical Wiring Skills
  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Graphical Engineering Communication
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
  • Health and Safety: Engineering
  • Thermal Joining Skills


  • Steel toe cap boots
  • Overalls

Other Appropriate PPE will be provided by the college.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Course delivery is by face to face and is both classroom and workshop based

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Stornoway

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study opportunities

  • NC Mechanical Engineering (Level 6)

Career opportunities

  • Apprenticeships in Electrical, Mechanical or Fabrication & Welding Engineering

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Staff quote

NC Engineering Systems Level 5 is an excellent multi-disciplinary pre-apprenticeship course that offers candidates the opportunity to develop skills across a wide range of engineering disciplines, including Mechanical, Electrical, Fabrication and Welding. If you are considering pursuing a career in Engineering or as an Electrician in the construction sector, this course  will give you the core and transferable practical skills you will need and employers value so highly.

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