Access to Engineering SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course will give you some experience of a broad range of different types of engineering and is a perfect way to get a flavour of the subject and find out whether this could be a career for you. 

You'll gain greater confidence in your abilities and learn more about what's needed for a career in engineering.

Entry requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for this course.

The units you'll study include:

Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
Using and Communicating Technical Information
Making Components Using Hand Tools and Fitting Techniques
Assembling Mechanical Components
Carrying Out Routine Servicing of Mechanical Equipment
Carrying Out Sheet Metal Cutting, Forming and Assembly Activities

You'll also develop skills in communication, numeracy, working with others and problem solving.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Your learning experience will be mostly practical with some written/drawing tasks to support the practical work. 

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre

Start date

This course will run on Wednesdays (morning), Thursdays and Fridays for 18 weeks.
The start date is Wednesday 25th January 2023.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Bursary for Living Costs 

If you are 18 years of age or over on the start date of your course, and will be studying full-time you may be eligible for bursary funding, depending on your household income. Our bursary fund is finite and is allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so it’s important to make your application for bursary as soon as the application process opens in July. You will need to have accepted our offer before you apply. 

If you are under 18 you may be eligible for EMA. EMA is paid at a rate of £30 per week dependent on your total household income.  

Please see page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide for full details of Bursary and EMA.  

You may also be eligible for assistance with travel and childcare, and we have discretionary funds for those students in need. You can find all the information you need in our funding pages

What can I do on completion of my course?

There is a significant shortage of people with Engineering skills so demand for skilled workers is high. This course will allow you to move towards an apprenticeship or move on to a higher level of college course.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.