Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Installation (Electrician) NQ

What is special about this course?

This course provides transferable core skills, foundation skills and workshop training for those who aspire to a career in the industry. It also provides a pathway to advanced levels of study. This course will give you the opportunity to develop a strong underpinning knowledge to help you develop a career in engineering. This is a modern, up-to-date programme with national recognition.

Entry requirements

You will be invited to discuss your application with us, but SCQF Level 4/5 Maths and Physics is desired, and English would be an advantage. Your application and interview will form part of the selection process. You can progress to this course from NQ Basic Engineering Skills.

You will complete electrical workshop exercises which will be backed up by electrical theory and will prepare you to come back as an electrical installation modern apprentice.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching with practical hands on and electrical theory exercises, full time based on 3 full days of attendance to college per week, which will allow other time for any part time existing jobs you may already have or leaving time for work placements with local electrical companies (conditions will apply).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

NQ students can progress by gaining employment and returning as an Electrical Installation Apprentice or onto study at NQ level 6 or HE level.

Students who can gain relevant employment can return as an electrical installation apprentice. There is significant demand and shortage for electrical engineers specifically within the oil and gas sector and within renewables.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.