Electrical Installation and Renewables Pre-Apprenticeship SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to give you an introduction to electrical engineering and electrical installation techniques.  Skills gained are fundamental in all aspects of electrical installation and will increase your opportunities for employment.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Four National 4s at C or above, to include Mathematics, English, Physics and one other subject.
  • Communication at Intermediate 1.

Mature students

  • Interview.
  • Relevant post school education and/or training.

    Units include:

    • Engineering: Using Information Technology
    • Fundamental Electrical Systems
    • Electrical Testing and Measurement
    • Safe Working Practices
    • Electrical Plant Safety and Maintenance
    • Electrical Wiring Skills
    • Engineering Project
    • Installation of PVC Sheathed Wiring Systems
    • Electricity in the Home
    • Problem Solving
    • Working with Others
    • Communications
    • Maths: Crafts 1

    How will I study my course?

    • Full Time
    • Full time
    • Face-to-face

    How long will my course last?

    1 Year

    Where can I study my course?

      • Inverness Campus

    Start date



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time 


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact credit.control.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.


    Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.