Introduction to Engineering

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


This course will provide an introduction to engineering with the intention of ensuring smooth entry on to a full time National Certificate course in August 2021. We are interest in applicants who intent to gain an engineering apprenticeship within the Energy, Renewables, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Maintenance industries.

Possible units may include:
Mechanical and Fabrication Skills; Engineering Workshop Skills; Electrical/Electronics Engineering Skills; Engineering Maintenance Skills; Engineering Drawing; CAD for Engineers; Engineering Materials; Mathematics.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 or 5 preferably including Maths or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

After successfully completing this course you'll have the skills required to apply for Modern Apprenticeships which exist within the following engineering sectors: aerospace; manufacturing; marine; renewable energies, engineering maintenance, engineering design and process engineering.

Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as NC Manufacturing Engineering at SCQF Level 5 or NC Engineering Systems at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks



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