Electrical Engineering (Level 5) (Scottish Power)

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus


This course is run in collaboration with Scottish Power and is designed to introduce you to electrical engineering and prepare you for an apprenticeship.

As part of the course, you will attend sessions with Scottish Power at their training centre and may be offered a place on their apprentice programme. This training will involve learning about overhead lines and jointing and cabling practical skills. These opportunities will be supported by your College lecturers. Practical work experience with Scottish Power will help you to gain knowledge of the engineering industry and will heighten your employability skills.


The course is a mixture of both workshop and classroom sessions providing an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for either an apprenticeship or higher level of studies in Electrical Engineering. Subjects studied include:

Electrical principles; Testing and measurement; Safe working practice; Wiring skills.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths and a science subject.

Progression Routes

NC Electrical Engineering (Higher)

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