Gateway to Engineering (including Electrical)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


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.

You will undertake a variety of mechanical and electrical engineering 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. You will also gather a wide range of practical experience including real-life situations you could encounter in an industry role.

The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers.

Subjects Include:
Health and Safety; Engineering Skills: Mechanical; Engineering Skills: Electrical/Electronic; Engineering Skills: Fabrication; Engineering Skills: Assembly; Practical Electronics: Circuit Design; Practical Electronics: Circuit Simulation; Practical Electronics: Circuit Construction; Practical Electronics: Developing an Electronic Solution; Employability Skills; Information Computing Technology; Communications; Local Investigations; Mathematics and Numeracy.

Entry Requirements

National 3 English, Maths and a technological subject. 1 of these at preferred at National 5. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


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