Performing Engineering Operations - Electrical

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


This course is extremely ‘hands on’, teaching you the basic hand skills you’ll need to become a Modern Apprentice in engineering. It’s an essential part of a Modern Apprenticeship, making you more employable in an electrical discipline.

There’s a bit of theory, which includes some maths, relevant to an engineering context. You’ll also look at topics such as how to use technical information like engineering drawings, how to work effectively in an engineering post, and health and safety regulations. We’ll also spend a small amount of time developing your core skills for employment, such as working as part of a team.

You will: develop skills in producing components using hand fitting techniques; learn how to use a Computer Aid Drawing (CAD) system; develop skills in wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits; learn how to form and assemble electrical cable enclosures and support systems; develop skills in practical electronics.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4, preferably including English and Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a Modern Apprenticeship or relevant course at SCQF Level 6 such as NC Electrical Engineering or NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 5

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy