Pre Appenticeship: Engineering Skills

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Engineering is a thriving sector of UK industry, it offers a very wide range of employment opportunities. As an aspiring engineer, you will look to question how and why things work the way they do and how they could be improved.

This course is an ideal first qualification in engineering that focuses on the development of practical engineering skills.

This course runs for 6 months from January - June.

The course includes 3 mandatory units:
Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements; Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering; Using and Communicating Technical Information.

Plus 3 optional units from PEO frameworks:
Assembling Electronic Circuits; Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques; Using lathes for turning operations.

The course will also provide opportunity to develop other practical engineering skills in manufacturing, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Entry Requirements

Relevant subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Progression Routes

Career paths could possibly lead to an apprenticeship in various engineering discipline.

Successful completion could possibly lead to progression to a National Certificate at Level 5 in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Electrical and Electronic

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