Electrical Engineering NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is aimed at getting people into employment within the electrical industry and is for you if you are interested in a career as an electrician or wish to gain a working knowledge of the electrical contracting industry.

The course is designed to give you an insight into Electrical Installation and involves electrical installation work but also includes other practical activities.

Entry requirements

  • English, Mathematics and one Science at National 4 or above of which either Maths or Science should be at National 5

  • Other equivalent qualifications

Applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance on the course.

Subjects studied include -

  • Electrical Principles

  • Electrical Testing and Measurement

  • Fundamental Electrical Systems

  • Earthing Systems

  • Safe Working Practices

  • Transformation and Rectification

Practical skills include:  Installation of a wide variety of electrical wiring systems

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Course delivery is by face to face and is both classroom and workshop based.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

September 2017


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?

Further study opportunities

Students who achieve NC in Electrical Engineering (level 5) may progress to:

  • NC Engineering Systems Level 6 leading to HNC Engineering Systems or 1st year BEng degree programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Career opportunities

The award is a vocational qualification designed to prepare the candidate for employment, specifically a Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (SVQ Level 3), subject to obtaining employment with an Electrical Contractor.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College 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.

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