• Engineering

    HNC Electrical Engineering (Infill), Level 7

  • Eligible Schools

    All Ayrshire Schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilwinning Campus

    Wednesday and Thursday

    09:00 - 16:00

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in electrical engineering and who wishes to progress to university or 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 the theory and practical aspects of Electrical Engineering. You will cover basic electrical safety and mathematics to assist you with performing electrical calculations and problem-solving.

Electrical installation will allow you to develop hand and problem-solving skills. You will learn how to plan a job and then complete it. 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 are the entry requirements?

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?

Continual assessment

Next Steps

You may progress to:

  • a 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

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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