Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 6

A detailed introduction to electrical engineering.


Why take this course?

The aim of this course is to take you to a standard which will qualify you for a National Certificate Group Award, enabling you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in electrical engineering. It will enhance the employment potential of successful students, and put you in a strong position for progressing towards further study.

This is a 12 credit SQA NC Award, and to gain the award you are required to be successful in 12 credits.

What you will experience

You will explore the basic principles of electrical engineering. The main units are as follows:

  • Electrical Principles
  • Fundamental Electrical Systems
  • Electrical Testing and Measurement
  • Single and Three Phase Induction Motors
  • Cable Ratings and Overcurrent Protection Devices
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Key facts

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Entry requirements

You should have a Mathematics or Physics qualification at Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2 or National 5 level.

What you will need

All materials are supplied or provided through Library+ and online resources.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:



Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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