HNC Electrical (Infill)
All Ayrshire Schools
This is a course for school pupils
Skills Centre of Excellence
Who is the course for?
At the moment, we are only interviewing for waiting list places for this course.
This course is for anyone who has an interest in Electrical Engineering and who wishes to progress to university or to employment through a Modern Apprenticeship.
Electrical Engineering is an exciting field of study with many opportunities within both an industrial and domestic setting such as production and process plants, maintenance, design, domestic wiring and testing and within the rail network.
What is the course about?
The course covers theory and practical aspects of Electrical Engineering. You will cover basic electrical safety, mathematics to assist you with performing electrical calculations and problem solving.
Electrical installation will allow you to develop hand skills, problem solving and how to plan a job and then complete electrical circuits. Circuits such as lighting circuits and wiring of electrical sockets will be explored. You will learn how to use electrical and electronic test instruments to test your circuits.
You will be introduced to programmable logic controllers and learn to programme a PLC using ladder logic.
The course may include the following units:
• DC and AC Principles
• Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers
• Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development
• Engineering Mathematics 2
• Electrical Engineering
• Electrical Machine Principles
• Electricity Power Systems
• Engineering Mathematics 1
• Three Phase Systems
• Electrical Installation Skills
• Electrical Safety
• Information Technology: Applications Software 1
• Electrical Engineering: Graded Unit 1
• Application of Electrical and Electronic Instruments
• Communication: Practical Skills
What do I need?
For entry to this course you’ll need:
• A real interest in Electrical Engineering
• A minimum of one relevant Higher at Grade C or above, preferably Mathematics or Physics
How will I be assessed?
You may progress to:
• Degree course at university, via our articulation arrangements, at UWS or Glasgow Caledonian University
• Start your career with a technical level post or an apprenticeship