SCQF Level 6
This course will build on your current knowledge of electrical engineering to prepare you for progression towards further study or employment.
Why take this course?
This course will build on your current skills and knowledge when it comes to electrical engineering, allowing you to qualify for a National Certificate Group Award. This means you can then progress towards employment or opt for further study in the form of a Higher National qualification at HNC/HND level.
What you will experience
You will cover various electrical principles including plant maintenance, testing, measurement and fundamental systems, as well as computing and mathematics in electrical engineering. Throughout the course all practical work is thoroughly backed by appropriate theory.
Applicants should have an NC Electrical (SCQF Level 5) or Electronics SCQF Level 5 qualification, and preferably Maths Craft 2 units. Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths at grade A or B; Standard Grade Maths at Credit level; or Intermediate 2 Maths (including units 1, 2 and 3).
Other qualifications and experience will be taken into account, but all applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.
What you need to know
At North East Scotland College
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:
If you choose to complete a HNC or HND course after completing your NC, you may want to then consider moving on to a university degree. Depending on the university, you could enter in to year 2 or year 3 of a related course.
Many will choose to pursue work in the oil and gas sector. Common roles include:
- Electrical Engineer
- Electrical Technician
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2017. Please see below for your options.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.
All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.