• Engineering

    NC Electrical Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Embark on a journey into the heart of Scotland's engineering excellence with our NC Electrical Engineering course. In a rapidly evolving field, engineers shape the future across diverse sectors such as space, aviation, medicine, and technology. If you possess a logical mind and enjoy problem-solving, you already have the makings of a great engineer! The demand for qualified engineers is soaring, with countless opportunities awaiting in Scotland. Our STEM Assured Status reflects our commitment to top-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths courses. Join us to learn using the latest industry-standard technology and set your career in motion.

Entry Requirements

To join this exciting course, bring your:

  • genuine interest in electrical engineering
  • four National 5s, including Mathematics or Physics, or equivalent. Alternatively, a relevant Level 5 course, like Introduction to Electrical Engineering with Renewables or SVQ Performing Engineering Operations - Electrical
  • an interview with us

No formal qualifications? Life and work experience matter – give us a call for a chat.

Course Content

Immerse yourself in a dynamic mix of practical skills and theory. Get ready to:

  • learn electrical principles, from basics to High Voltage (HV) generators
  • explore fundamental electrical circuit elements and cable ratings
  • understand the dangers of overcurrent in a circuit, including cable current capacity and overcurrent protection devices
  • dive into earthing techniques and earth fault current protection
  • develop skills in installing PVC sheathed wiring systems and fabricating/installing trunking systems
  • master Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and create programs for industrial processes
  • gain expertise in using electrical test equipment for safe and accurate measurements
  • study maths in an engineering context and enhance IT skills with relevant software packages.
  • conclude with a comprehensive understanding of health and safety in the construction industry

For employed candidates, this course is available on a Part-Time/Day Release basis. For more information, contact the department at sarah.taylor@ayrshire.ac.uk (Ayr Campus) or lynn.anderson@ayrshire.ac.uk (Kilmarnock Campus).

Throughout the course, build transferable Essential Skills, enhancing communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

upon completion, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a Level 7 course like HNC Electrical Engineering or HNC Engineering Practice (Electrical)
  • start your career journey with an apprenticeship in electricals

Take the first step towards an electrifying future. Contact us for more information or start your application today.

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing NC Electrical Engineering means choosing a pathway to hands-on experience and valuable skills. Gain practical knowledge and versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in the ever-evolving field of electrical engineering.

Apply now and spark the beginning of your electrical engineering journey!

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