Intermediate Certificate: Engineering Practical Skills

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This course is ideal for students starting out in engineering as it provides practical hands-on training and focuses on improving broad-based practical skills and knowledge with a hands-on approach.

Practical skills covered include assembly, fitting, engineering drawing using a project based learning model. You will gain SQA Engineering skills units, practical experience and case studies of real life situations and problems you could encounter in an engineering job role.

The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers. It is also suitable as a refresher course for updating engineering skills and for those wanting to learn new skills.

You will study:
Engineering Skills: Mechanical and Fabrication; Engineering Skills: Electrical and Electronic; Engineering Skills: Maintenance; Engineering Skills: Design and Manufacture; Energy: An Introduction; Energy: Employability and Careers; Energy: Domestic Wind Turbine Systems; Energy: Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems; Energy: Conventional Technologies and the Grid; Local Investigations; Communications; ICT;

Entry Requirements

National 4 English and Maths. Engineering Science, Physics or a technological subject preferred. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC courses

Start Date

August, February



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

17 weeks


Engineering and Energy

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