Pre-Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is a nationally recognised certificate in electrical engineering. It should be viewed as the first year of a two-year course to allow you to obtain the level 6 National Certificate Program.

If you are looking to be employed within the electrical engineering sector, then this is an excellent starting point as a stepping stone towards being a technician or an electrical apprentice.

This course will equip you with electrical engineering and renewable energy skills. You will gain an understanding of how electrical circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in the electrical industry together with the practical skills to help you gain work in the electrical, engineering or renewables sector. The course will include a project on domestic renewable systems that will introduce the skills and knowledge of a domestic renewable system.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4, or NQ Introduction to Engineering and Renewable Energy. Interview.

Progression Routes

NC Electrical Engineering

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Electrical Engineering

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