Introduction to Engineering & Construction SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course is directed at school leavers or anyone interested in a career in Engineering or Construction. It will combine construction & engineering subject areas with the addition of core skills in Maths, English, and IT. National 4 Maths will be included within the core skills offer. This pre-apprenticeship training course and broad subject range will enhance employability and offer a suitable progression route to apprenticeships or NC level 5 studies.

Entry requirements

A selection of National 3 or National 4 awards.

An interest in engineering or construction

Level 4 core skills including National 4 Maths

A selection of broad-based practical workshop units in Engineering & Construction from the following list:

Welding & Fabrication

Bench-fitting & Machining

Electrical Wiring skills

Carpentry & Joinery



How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

6 Months

January to June

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

25 January 2021


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?

Construction or Engineering Apprenticeships

NC Engineering Systems (Level 5)

Is there more information available online?

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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.