Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing with Renewables (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


In this course you will learn the practical skills, environmental aspects and associated technologies, at the appropriate level. If you achieve this qualification you will be an attractive option for potential employers within the Building Services Engineering sectors of Plumbing; Heating and Ventilating; Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Electrical, Electro Technical. The NPA is, in effect, a pre-apprenticeship award. There is a strong emphasis on safety throughout the program.

The NPA is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills required to make an immediate contribution in employment or further opportunities for study/training within the Scottish Building Services Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4; preferably including Maths and Physics; or Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing (Level 4); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progress to plumbing, electrical or construction sectors

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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