Introduction to
Workshop Skills (Engineering & Construction) Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 3/4

This course will introduce applicants to a range of skills used in the workshops of the construction, automotive and engineering industries.


Why take this course?

This is an excellent opportunity to discover whether you have aptitude and liking for the type of work involved in these areas.

What you will experience

This course will give candidates an insight into these industries helping them to make informed choices about progression to more specific courses or to employment. Candidates will experience working in various types of workshop which are likely to include welding, fabrication, electrical/electronic, automotive maintenance and repair, automotive refinishing, bricklaying, painting & decorating, carpentry & joinery and plumbing. .

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
19 Weeks

Entry requirements

Some National 4 and National 5 qualifications would be helpful and you may be asked to undertake aptitude tests for the relevant area.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you will need

Safety boots (steel toe-caps), a boiler suit and safety glasses (F166).

What you need to know

Next steps




Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
February 2020
19 Weeks
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

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