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Engineering Modern Apprenticeships

Are you looking to train a young employee interested in working within the engineering industry in subjects including: mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, maintenance or fabrication and welding?

Modern Apprenticeships programmes offer the chance for students to gain a recognised qualification in engineering. The cost of training is fully financed by Glasgow Clyde College, with funding from Skills Development Scotland (SDS). All you need to pay is the young person’s weekly wage.

Course content

SVQ Level 2 - This is delivered within the college and includes basic training in mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, maintenance or fabrication and welding. The college offers a flexible range of subjects and units which can be adopted to suit the needs of the employee and employer.

A National Certificate (NC) - Students will complete an NC in a specific engineering discipline at either SCQF Level 5 or 6. There is also a requirement to complete the following 5 core skills at SCQF Level 5:

  • Communications
  • Problem solving
  • Numeracy
  • Working with others
  • Information and communication technology.

SVQ Level 3 – This will be assessed in the work place to suit company requirements.

Teaching methods and assessment

All our programmes are delivered using a wide range of teaching techniques. All Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and EAL courses are continually assessed by written, on-line and oral assessment or by practical work. A dedicated engineering SVQ Assessor will be assigned
to work with your students for the duration of their training, this would involve regular visits to the workplace.

Entry requirements

Three National 4s, or equivalent, or a pass in a relevant (NC) course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

Fees and materials

The cost of the training will be fully financed by Skills Development Scotland.


All students will complete a Modern Apprenticeship in the specific engineering discipline selected by their employer.

Careers or further study

Successful completion of the programme may provide access to higher levels of study. This programme offers recognised qualifications.

Duration 3-4 years

Year 1: Basic skills in a chosen discipline which are tailored for business needs

Year 2: Work-based training and assessment / National Certificate / SCQF L5/L6

Year 3: Work-based training and assessment / National Certificate / SCQF L5/L6

Year 4: Work-based training and assessment.

Want an insight into our modern apprenticeships? Watch the videos below to hear from our apprentices first hand about their time at Glasgow Clyde College.

Plumbing and Heating Modern Apprenticeships at Glasgow Clyde College - YouTube

Modern Apprenticeship - Bailey's Journey - YouTube

If you are an employer and would like more information, contact John Lamont:

T: 0141 357 6178

E: ecbeanniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk