Gateway to Trade Skills (Engineering)

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Kingsway Campus


Learners will develop a range of skills that will enhance employability; focus; teamwork; communication; confidence; and aptitude in their chosen vocational skill area.

Construction: Find out about the different types of jobs available within the construction industry; relevant health and safety requirements;materials; tools & trade practices including painting & decorating; and joinery and brickwork.

Engineering: Gain a range of practical engineering skills.

Building: Find out about plumbing and electrical practices including health and safety, principles of electrical science, electrical installation of wiring systems, hot & cold water plumbing systems, fuel systems and drainage work.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements although applicants need to clearly identify which of the trade skills they wish to focus on. All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Routes

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress onto a full-time course at SCQF Level 4/5 in the relevant trade skill area.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months



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