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Anniesland Campus
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This NC Electrical Engineering course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to a career in electrical engineering. With the boom in renewable energy and the already diverse number of electrical engineering roles, this has led to demand for electrical engineers in the job market.

This course can begin to help you achieve your goals and can lead to further progression to our HND Electrical Engineering course or to university.

The NC Qualification is a vital entry-level qualification both for getting into Engineering jobs and for progression when working within the industry. It is a vital component of the Modern Apprentice framework.

What will I learn?

This NC Electrical Engineering course will include a number of hands-on practical classes to complement the electrical theory delivered in the term.

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

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology
  • Electrical principles
  • Fundamental electrical systems
  • Inspection and testing of electrical installations
  • Single and three-phase induction motors
  • Electrical testing and measurement
  • Earthing and earth fault current protection
  • Engineering project
  • Electrostatics and electromagnetism
  • Transformation and rectification

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National 5s, or equivalent, which must include Maths or Physics
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification would be required, due to the technical demands of the subject.
  • Applicants for the Day Release course should be employed in a relevant industrial role.
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant life experience but no formal qualifications for the full-time course only.

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 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 engineering facilities which provide students with a world-class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

Take a look at the course progression map for electronics and electrical engineering courses.

Take a look at the course progression map for engineering courses.

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?

When you apply 

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094