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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now for a waiting list.

This Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme ScottishPower (Electrical Engineering) course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be considered by ScottishPower as an apprentice on their Modern Apprenticeship Programme.

Glasgow Clyde College has a longstanding relationship with ScottishPower for delivering this programme that offers you a Level 5 qualification and industry training in electrical engineering.

If you are highly motivated and have a willingness to learn with a positive attitude, this course could be ideal for you.

You will receive a monthly allowance of £200 as a contribution towards travel and any course expenses.

What will I learn?

  • Fundamental electrical principles
  • Basic electrical systems
  • Basic electrical installation skills
  • Health and Safety at work 
  • Mathematics
  • Information technology 
  • Communication
  • Inspection and Testing

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two National 5s, or equivalent, in Maths and in English or a Science subject. Please note: National 5 Applications of Maths or SCQF Level 5 Numeracy are not equivalent to National 5 Maths and therefore will not be accepted
  • This programme is aimed towards school leavers between 16-19 years old

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

This course will provide direct access to ScottishPower training facilities and their Training Officer.

Jobs and further study

  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (SVQ Level 3).

Take a look at the course progression map for electronics and electrical 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: 

  • Invited to book an interview session, where qualifications will also be checked. 
  • 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.  

Interviews will take place from March 2024. If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 7 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 listfollowing 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 272 3339