Male student electrical wiring
Anniesland Campus
Start Date
28 Nov 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
November to June

Do you have an interest in electrical engineering or want the opportunity to pursue a career in this ever-expanding sector? This NC Electrical Engineering course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to further study. On successful completion, you will be awarded automatic entry to NC Electrical Engineering Level 6, starting in August, where you will be able to expand on the basic principles and skills already gained and further develop your knowledge. Alternatively, you may seek employment as a Modern Apprentice. If you are already working in the sector, or are considering a career in electrical engineering, then this course can help you begin to achieve your goals.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the fundamental principles of electrical engineering by completing the following units:

Core units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology

Mandatory units

  • Electrical principles
  • Fundamental electrical systems
  • Electrical testing and measurement
  • Electrical wiring skills (practical class)
  • Earthing systems

Optional units

  • Inspection and testing of electrical installations
  • Fundamental electronics
  • Applications of programmable logic controllers
  • Transformation and rectification

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 4s, or equivalent, including Maths and a science or a technical subject
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications

Entry requirements equivalency table 

Employer and industry links

As a STEM Assured College we have a renowned reputation for engineering, supported by cutting edge technology, highly qualified and experienced staff.  As a result of Industry 4.0 electrical engineers are in demand for innovative roles in design, robotics and automation. If you enjoy the human skills of problem solving and are solution focused, then with our help you can become an innovative future ready engineer.

Additionally, we work in partnership with the majority of engineering employers and are seen as the engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for Industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to our excellent links, the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with investment in our state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • NC Electrical Engineering Level 6
  • NC Engineering Systems Level 6
  • You will have the potential to progress to Modern Apprenticeships in the energy, maintenance, design and process engineering sectors

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application. Applicants who meet, or expect to meet the minimum entry criteria, will be contacted and invited to attend an information session where they will be given detailed information in relation to the course structure and content.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place. 

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.  
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094