Introduction to Renewable Energy and Future Technologies (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


If you want to become a Plumber, Electrician or building services engineer and find yourself without the necessary qualifications for getting a foot on the ladder then this course is the one for you. These trades have an impact on every aspect of modern living and enjoy exciting career opportunities in lots of different sectors, including construction and maintenance of buildings, transport, and aviation.

Right now, qualified engineers are in extremely high demand, with thousands of new engineers needed every year in Scotland alone. Ayrshire College is an ideal choice for studying engineering:

We have STEM Assured Status which means we have been recognised for the quality of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses; We’ve invested in our equipment, so you’ll be learning using the latest industry standard technology; We won Training Partner of the Year at the prestigious SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) Skills Awards in 2017

This course is seen as an important part of our pre-apprenticeship pathway. It allows for progression onto our Building Services Engineering awards within electrical or plumbing areas.

Entry Requirements

3 relevant subjects at National 4, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a range of relevant courses at SCQF Level 6; employment or an apprenticeship.

Start Date




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