Electrical Engineering (Level 6)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus


This is an industry led course which supports the apprenticeship scheme and is SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) approved and sponsored. All the units are relevant to the work required of a first year apprentice and on successful completion, you’ll have the opportunity to sit the SECTT entrance exam.

It’s a mixture of practical hand skills and theory, and you’ll work in an environment which simulates a real life workplace.

You will: learn about electrical principles and basic electrical concepts; look at the basic electrical circuit elements; learn about cable ratings and the dangers of overcurrent in a circuit; look at earthing; develop skills in installing PVC sheathed wiring systems; learn about Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); develop skills in using electrical test equipment; study maths in an engineering context.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including Maths or Physics, or SVQ Performing Engineering Operations - Electrical at SCQF Level 5, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progression to a relevant HNC or an apprenticeship.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years



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