Electrical, Instrumentation and Engineering Systems (including SVQ)

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus


This programme combines the NC Systems with the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations. These qualifications satisfy the foundation training for a modern apprenticeship in electrical installation, engineering and control and instrumentation engineering. This course offers good employment opportunities through employer links and is a potential route to a 2nd-year apprenticeship.

This course is designed to give learners the foundation training in instrumentation/control engineering installation and maintenance along with the knowledge and understanding of how electrical, instrumentation and controls engineering integrates into an engineering system. You will learn:

Practical skills in electrical installation; Inspection and testing; Control and instrumentation maintenance; Fault finding on a variety of engineering equipment. You will also develop your core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills.

Entry Requirements

National 5 English, Maths, and a technological subject. Skills for Work Engineering Skills would be an advantage. Interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Engineering Systems

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (block release)
Part time (day release)
Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Energy, Engineering and Construction

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