Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering @ SCQF Level 6


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Course description

This qualification is at SCQF6 and includes: 

  • A National Certificate (NC) in an Engineering Discipline at SCQF level 6, for example: Engineering Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering. 
  • Core units of an SVQ in Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF level 5 
  • Work placement experience/industry challenge 
  • Foundation Apprenticeship certification 

Engineers bring ideas to life. They design, create, test, and improve all sorts of products and processes. From James Watts steam engine to Andy Scotts Kelpies, Scotland is great at engineering. It is an industry offering careers in a range of sectors including space, aviation, transport, medicine, technology, and fashion.

Learning outcome

You could become an aerospace engineer, chemical engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, or naval architect. You will not always be sitting at a desk and could be working in a laboratory, at sea, underground or a recording studio. And there is a huge demand for new engineers. Companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year to 2022 in the UK. Theres never been a better time to start your engineering career.

Progression from the Foundation Apprenticeship can be into higher education with an HNC course or into employment within the Electrical or Mechanical sectors.

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Entry requirements

Potential applicants will require to have achieved a National 5 in Maths, a Science and English at C grade or above. You will also need to take an engineering comprehension and aptitude test as well as a semi-formal interview as part of the entry selection process. Potential applicants should have an understanding and appreciation of the diverse range of roles within Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, as well as the capacity to work efficiently on their own and equally in teams. A motivation to succeed within the industry, a willingness to work with due regard to engineering and health & safety and communication and team working skills are all beneficial.

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