Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (SVQ Level 2)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

Applications are now closed.

This Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (SVQ Level 2) course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within the engineering sector. It will allow you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of modern engineering techniques while undertaking the SVQ Level 2 qualification in Performing Engineering Operations. This qualification is recognised by employers support progression to an Engineering Modern Apprenticeship. Previous students have successfully progressed to Modern Apprenticeships in the defence, manufacturing, engineering maintenance, shipbuilding and aerospace sectors.

What will I learn?

This course offers you the opportunity to undertake a wide range of Engineering skills within a practical engineering environment. You will enhance your knowledge of Health and Safety within engineering including how to work efficiently and effectively within an engineering environment with a focus on employability skills.

As part of the SVQ Level 2 Qualification in Performing Engineering Operations there will be the opportunity for you to gain knowledge and experience in a number of Engineering areas including:

Mandatory units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements 
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information

Plus five optional units which may include the following:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical maintenance and assembly
  • Computer numerical control machining (CNC)
  • Computer dided design and draughting
  • Electrical wiring skills
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Fabrication and welding

In addition you could work as part of a team to undertake an Engineering Design Project which will consolidate the skills that you have learned throughout the course to produce an engineering artefact.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

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

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

Entry requirements equivalency table

Employer and industry links

Glasgow Clyde College 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 these excellent links the College is at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in its state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • NC Mechanical Engineering
  • NC Electrical Engineering
  • NC Engineering Systems

You may have the potential to progress to Modern Apprenticeships in the mechanical, manufacturing, maintenance, aerospace and ship building 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?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stage.

  • Due to the current pandemic your application will be checked and a decision made based on details on application form. You should focus on the Personal Statement.


You will be informed by email of the outcome within three weeks after your interview. There are four possible outcomes:

  • unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
  • conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
  • waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
  • unsuccessful.

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

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

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094