Gateway to Engineering (including Automotive)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone, and this course has been specifically designed for anyone who wishes to begin a career in the automotive, mechanical, electrical, fabrication and welding, or manufacturing engineering industries.

During this course, you will work towards achieving two recognised SQA group awards - National 4 Skills for Work Engineering and National 4 Skills for Work Automotive. You will undertake a variety of mechanical and automotive vehicle maintenance skills, to assist you to find the area that is right for you. You will develop your practical skills and knowledge with a hands-on approach throughout. As well as working towards recognised SQA engineering and technology qualifications you will gather a wide range of practical experience including real-life situations you could encounter in an industry role.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English, Maths and preferably a technological subject. Interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering, Energy and Mathematics

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