• Engineering

    NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the forefront of engineering innovation in Scotland! Engineers shape our modern world, impacting sectors like space, aviation, medicine, and technology. If you possess a logical and inquisitive mind, enjoy problem-solving, and want to understand how things work, you have the potential to become an exceptional engineer. Scotland has a soaring demand for qualified engineers, and at Ayrshire College, we offer an ideal environment for aspiring engineers, recognised with STEM Assured Status. Immerse yourself in the latest industry-standard technology, setting the stage for a rewarding career.

Entry Requirements

Fuel your interest in engineering with:

  • a genuine interest in the field
  • four National 5s or equivalent, including Maths or Physics, OR a relevant SCQF Level 5 course, like SVQ Performing Engineering Operations – Electrical
  • an interview with us

Don't have formal qualifications? We will also consider your application if you have life experience.

This course is also available on a Part-Time/Day Release basis for employed candidates. Please contact us at carolann.mcconnachie@ayrshire.ac.uk for more information.

Course Content

Experience a blend of theory and practical work, equipping you for further study or employment. Dive into:

  • mathematics in an engineering context, enhancing your IT skills with relevant software packages
  • understanding electrical principles, from basic concepts to High Voltage (HV) generators
  • exploring direct current (dc) power supplies, transforming alternating current (ac) to dc, and studying transformers and rectifier circuits
  • investigating earthing and various earth fault current protection methods
  • developing skills in using electrical test equipment, ensuring correct and safe measurements in circuits and installations
  • mastering electrical wiring, installing and terminating PVC sheathed cables, mounting electrical accessories, and wiring simple electrical installations
  • studying key devices in electronics, their operations, and applications in various circuits and systems
  • gaining skills in using electronic test equipment, conducting measurements and tests on analogue and digital circuits
  • exploring combinational logic, delving into arithmetic circuits and data conversion circuits

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

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a relevant HNC course such as HNC Electrical Engineering or HNC Mechatronics
  • start your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering

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 and Electronic Engineering means choosing a dynamic 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 engineering. Whether you're a school leaver, adult learner, or considering a career change, our course equips you with sought after abilities. You may have the opportunity to delve into a fulfilling career or pursue further academic study.

Apply now and spark the beginning of your engineering journey!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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