Performing Engineering Operations:
Electrical Level 2 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

Introducing you to practical electrical/electronic installation, maintenance and testing skills.


Why take this course?

This course will introduce you to practical electrical/electronic installation, maintenance and testing skills through hands-on work, demonstrations, continuous assessment and project work.

You will learn how to recognise materials and processes and utilise these to effectively meet current and future engineering trends.

Successful completion will allow you to gain a competence-based SVQ qualification.

What you will experience

You will develop essential skills in wiring and testing electrical circuits and programmable controller based systems, and in the maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.

You will learn how to work efficiently, effectively and safely in an engineering environment and develop a good understanding of electronic testing and manufacturing, and how to operate Programmable Logic Controllers.

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Key facts

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

No formal academic qualifications are required for this course, although an aptitude test will be carried out during interview.

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: 


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


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
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.