Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 5

This course will introduce you to fundamental electrical concepts and processes.


Why take this course?

Electrical Engineers fill key roles in organisations throughout our largest industries, and developments in electrical engineering acts as one of the main driving forces in modern day technology.

This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to progress towards the National Certificate Group Award, meaning you can make a start on your educational and professional development in the field of engineering and progress towards employment, or opt for further study in the form of a Higher National qualification at HNC/HND level.

What you will experience

The course covers a broad range of fundamental topics including electrical wiring, electrical principles, mathematics, safe working practices and how to use Programmable Logic Controllers.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed a qualification at SVQ Level 2, with the addition of a Maths qualification for direct entry. Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths (Grade C or D).

Mature students may also apply based on experience and/or desire to change career.

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

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:

At University

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.


Successful completion will allow access to careers in commercial and domestic electrical engineering as well as oil and gas. This course will provide practical experience and the theory required to progress to careers in a wide variety of electrical jobs such as:

  • Electrical Craft
  • 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.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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