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electronics 2
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to access electrical / electronic and security systems apprenticeships or electronic fitters or technician level-type work. This innovative course contains all fundamental elements required in the establishment of foundation skills for the industry.

What will I learn?

You will undertake theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications and complete the following units:

  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Communication practical skills 
  • Engineering: Using Information Technology
  • Electrical principles
  • Fundamental electronics
  • Electronic test equipment and measurement
  • Practical electronics
  • Combinational electronics
  • Soldering and circuit assembly techniques
  • Electronic simulation and testing
  • Application of programmable logic controllers
  • Engineering project

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • National 5, or equivalent, in English, Maths and Physics
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant work experience but no formal qualifications

Entry requirements equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We work in partnership with a number of companies including Thales, Rolls Royce and Aggreko. 

Jobs and further study

On successful completion you will automatically progress to HNC/D Electronics.

All students will be eligible for our electronics employment links to assist in providing access to electronic apprenticeships and graduate apprenticeships.

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 and will be contacted as per the following stages: 

You will be invited to attend an interview within four weeks of applying. This will usually take place at the beginning of February. 

Proof of qualifications must be provided before an offer can be made. 

You will be informed of the outcome within two working days of the interview. 

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 

If a place is unavailable at first choice of campus, 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 during July e.g. Student 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as funding information and induction date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339