Engineering Systems (Renewable Energy Skills)

Fife College


Rosyth Campus


A SQA NC in Engineering Systems will provide the underpinning knowledge to enter the renewable energy industry as a Modern Apprentice or as a trainee whilst the accompanying PEO qualification will provide the workshop / hand skills essential for a career in the renewable energy industry.

The course will run over two 18-week semesters with the NC (theory) component delivered over 12 hours per week in class and the PEO component delivered in workshop classes of minimum 12 hours per week plus self study of up to 12 hours per week. This means a study commitment of approximately 36 hours per week. The NC will be assessed by means of regular exams whilst the PEO element will be assessed on an ongoing basis and via a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

Three subjects at National 5 including Maths and Physics or a technical subject. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC course.

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