Engineering Skills (SfW) National 4

What is special about this course?

You will learn about the tools, equipment and materials needed to make a product from metal.  Basic fitting skills including measuring, marking, cutting, shaping, drilling and tapping testing, evaluating and reporting on a product you have made and assembled, and welding and joining techniques.

Entry requirements

You don't need passes in specific subjects to join this course, but you need a positive attitude and you should be willing to learn new skills, and undertake a successful interview.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacture and Assembly


Personal Protective Clothing ( PPE) will be provided for you.

How will I study my course?

    How and where will I study?
    Depending on your location you will either study at school or at your local Argyll College centre.

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Argyll
      • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
      • Lochgilphead Learning Centre

    Start date

    In most schools this course will start in June.


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

    Additional costs

    Personal Protective Clothing ( PPE) will be provided for you.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Where will it take me?

    • Skills for Work Engineering, National 5 - in school
    • NPA Performing Engineering Operations - at College

    Is there more information available online?

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    This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

    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.