Skills for Work Engineering Skills (National 5)
North and South Ayrshire schools
This course is for school pupils only
Skills Centre of Excellence -Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ayr Campus -Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Duration: 1 Year
Who is the Course for
Are you are interested in Engineering? Are you good at and do you enjoy problem solving? Do you wish to gain practical experience within the Engineering area? If so come along to College and join our Skills for Work Engineering Course. The course runs two afternoons per week for 1 year.
What is the Course About
You will start to develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills needed in the engineering sector. This Course focuses on the broad areas of:
- Engineering Maintenance
- Design and Manufacture
This will allow you to gain transferrable skills which can be applied to any of the above engineering areas. The overall purpose of the Course is to make sure that you develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed within this industry as well as developing the skills employers are looking. For example, team working, following instructions and working safely.
What I Need
There are no formal entrance requirements but if you want to take engineering further you should be working at National 5 level in Maths and Physics is also helpful to have. You will be interviewed and need to demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a commitment to consistent and full attendance; this will increase the chances of successful completion of the qualification.
How will I be Assessed
All of the units focus on the development of specific engineering skills. Assessment follows a similar pattern involving a range of practical activities which will produce evidence for all the outcomes. The evidence will be confirmed by the use of an assessor checklist, including knowledge and understanding of tools and equipment·and awareness of health and safety.
Successful completion of this Course may provide you with opportunities to progress to a Full Time Engineering College Course.
What do current students say
“A really good introduction to what to expect within the Engineering industry, I got to use tools and equipment that I don’t have access to at school and lecturing staff have indicated what the routes are to get into industry which is very helpful”.