National 4 SfW Engineering Skills (Course Code: C243 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Engineering Skills?

Engineers use science and technology to come up with the answers to practical problems. They design, develop, build, fix and put together all types of things. There are all sorts of engineers working in hundreds of different industries. The engineering sector in Scotland employs around 97,000 people, 4% of the Scottish workforce.

Engineering Skills offers good opportunities if you enjoy:

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Communications and Media


Health and Medicine

Housing, Property and Facilities

Manufacturing Industries

Transport and Distribution

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following, or equivalent:

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.

You will learn about

Where will I take the course?

Work experience/placements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.

What can I go on to next?

Employment /Training

 Further/Higher Education

You may be able to progress to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?