Access to Construction and Engineering (ACE)

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus


The Access to Construction and Engineering course will give you a range of opportunities to develop your skills in the Construction and Engineering Industries. It will also help build your confidence through working in teams with your fellow students.

This course has helped many students to gain employment and apprenticeships both locally and nationally.

Throughout this course you will be given the chance to enhance your core skills, improve your Maths knowledge and learn to work efficiently and effectively allowing you to become more attractive to employers.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will attend an interview and complete a skills test.

Progression Routes

NC Welding and Fabrication, Engineering Practice or Employability Programme into Construction (EPIC); Enhanced career prospects as an apprentice in Construction or Engineering.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

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