Electronics SCQF Level 6

This course will build on your current knowledge of electronic principles and practices, ensuring you are well prepared for progression towards further study or employment.


Why take this course?

This course will take you to the standard necessary to qualify for a National Certificate Group Award, enabling you to secure relevant employment or progress to further study.

What you will experience

This course will cover fundamental subjects including analogue and digital electronics, combinational logic, instrumental control systems and mathematics. All learning is put to the test in hands-on, practical work where you will develop key skills and abilities in various electrical and electronic processes.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have an NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 and both Maths Craft 1 and Maths Craft 2 units. Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths (Grade A or B); Standard Grade Maths at Credit level; or Intermediate 2 Maths including units 1, 2 and 3.

Other relevant qualifications/work experience may be considered, but all applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject.

Please note that progression from the NC Electronics course to HN level (HNC/HND) Electronics is not possible at NESCol.

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


Please note that progression from the NC Electronics course to HN level (HNC/HND) Electronics is not possible at NESCol.

At North East Scotland College


Employment is available in roles such as:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Trainee Engineer

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.

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


Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2018
1 Year
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Online applications

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.

Paper applications

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

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:, 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.