SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Aeronautical at SCQF (Level 5)
Full-time, one year
From 15 Jan 2018
Scotland has a world-renowned reputation for engineering, and is at the cutting-edge of engineering developments. Engineers design, create, test and improve all sorts of products and processes. They enjoy exciting career opportunities in lots of different sectors - including aeronautics.
Aeronautics is a high profile industry which focuses on the design and manufacture of a wide range of aircraft, systems and equipment. It also involves the maintenance and repair of aircraft products. Aerospace offers superb career opportunities for those who are technical, practical and genuinely fascinated by flight. It’s a key sector within the Ayrshire economy and we work very closely with local employers, ensuring our courses offer the skills and training they look for in employees.
If you’re considering a career in engineering - and in particular aeronautical - this course can help you on your way. It also contains the 8 credits of the SVQ Level 2 which form part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A real interest in working in engineering
Three National 4s or equivalent preferably in English and Maths, with one other relevant subject such as Physics, Practical Metalworking or Practical Woodworking OR
a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent
An interview with us, including an aptitude test
If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
Subjects may include:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Seeking to start your career in aeronautical engineering, with employment as a sheet metal worker or as a Modern Apprentice (This course is the foundation qualification for a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering)
Moving onto a Level 6 course (if you have the Maths and Physics units) such as NC Aeronautical Engineering, NC Electrical Engineering, NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NC Mechanical Engineering
Local employers often come to us to recruit students from this course as employees and/or apprentices, including UTC, Spirit, Ryanair, GEO Caledonian, BAMG.