Skills for Work Engineering Skills National 5 (SCHOOLS)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2021/22 can apply for this course***

The Engineering Skills course has been designed to provide a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training in employment within an engineering sector. The overall purpose of the course is to start to develop the generic and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills needed within an engineering sector.

This Course comprises four Units and focuses on the development of basic engineering hand skills across the disciplines of:

  • Mechanical
  • Fabrication
  • Electrical /Electronic
  • Manufacture and Assembly

Central to the content are the generic employability skills valued by employers in an engineering sector. These skills are continuously developed and assessed over the four Units. These add value to the development of specific vocational skills.

Practical activities throughout the four units cover skills in basic design, metalworking, soldering, electrical wiring, manufacture and assembly processes.

Attendance:

Alloa/Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afternoons)

National 5

  • Engineering Skills: Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Skills: Mechanical and Fabrication
  • Engineering Skills: Electrical and Electronic
  • Engineering Skills: Maintenance

Assessments take the form of practical activities. During these activities learners may be required to read instructions, parts lists and technical drawings. They may be required to write down results and short passages such as interpretation of measurements and conclusions from tests.

Mathematics is kept to minimum however having knowledge of basic arithmetic operations and trigonometry is an advantage.

Assessment on this programme is continual, meaning that good attendance will increase the chances of successful completion of the qualification.

Progression toward a career in any engineering disciplines. Examples include:

  • Craft apprenticeship
  • Mechanic/Fitter
  • Electrician
  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Technical Apprenticeship
  • Electrical/Electronics Technician
  • Instrument Technician

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2020/21 can apply for this course***

  • Basic proficiency in literacy
  • Basic proficiency in numeracy
  • Some aptitude for graphical forms of communication (the reading of basic engineering drawings is developed in the Course)
  • Motivation to work as part of a team
  • Successful short, informal, individual interview

National 5

  • Engineering Skills: Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Skills: Mechanical and Fabrication
  • Engineering Skills: Electrical and Electronic
  • Engineering Skills: Maintenance

Assessments take the form of practical activities. During these activities learners may be required to read instructions, parts lists and technical drawings. They may be required to write down results and short passages such as interpretation of measurements and conclusions from tests.

Mathematics is kept to minimum however having knowledge of basic arithmetic operations and trigonometry is an advantage.

Assessment on this programme is continual, meaning that good attendance will increase the chances of successful completion of the qualification.

For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in your school.

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Start date

    24 August 2021

  • End date

    19 May 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Start date

    24 August 2021

  • End date

    21 April 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5