Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme (SVQ Level 2)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

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 supporting 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:

  • Bench fitting
  • Mechanical maintenance and assembly
  • Computer numerical control machining (CNC)
  • Computer aided design and draughting
  • Electrical wiring skills
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Pipefitting

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.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 4s, or equivalent, including Maths and a science or a technical subject
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the 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 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.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example, details of student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

You will be invited to our open day where you can meet with the staff and existing students, you will also be given a tour of the campus.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094