The aims of this course in engineering skills are to:
This course concentrates on the development of basic hand skills required in the Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Fabrication and Manufacture & Assembly work areas. While undertaking tasks the candidate will learn general employability skills which are expected by employers within the engineering sector.
Entry is at the discretion of the college and candidates will be interviewed prior ot acceptance on the course.
Candidates are expected to have an interest in engineering, an ability to work at numeracy and literacy level SCQF 3 together with some aptitude for graphical forms of communication.
The course comprises four mandatory units as follows:
Engineering Skills: Mechanical (1 credit)
During this unit the candidate develops skills in the selection of the correct tools and materials required to safely manufacture an artefact. This will also include reading simple engineering drawings, measuring and marking, selecting appropriate materials and work to specified tolerances.
Engineering Skills: Fabrication (1 credit)
This unit covers the selection of correct tools, materials and equipment required to manufacture an artefact using cutting, hot and cold forming and mechanical and thermal joining techniques.
Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic (1 credit)
Candidates will select the correct tools and components required to construct a basis functional extra low voltage electrical/electronic circuit from a given diagram and specification.
Engineering Skills: Manufacture and Assembly (1 credit)
This is the last unit of the course in which the candidate will select and safely use the correct tools and materials to manufacture, assemble and complete functionally tests on an artefact. Candidates will evaluate and report their findings on the manufacture, assembly and functionality tests of the artefact.
This practical course is delivered face to face in the college's engineering workshops, external workshops or school technical rooms, depending on location.
1 or 2 academic years
Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Successful candidates may progress to the Skills for Work Engineering programme at National 5 level, or the full time SVQ 2 Performing Engineering Operations course at Argyll College UHI.
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To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre
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