NC in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction at SCQF level 4

NC in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction at SCQF level 4

The National Certificate (NC) in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction at SCQF level 4 is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills (including Core Skills) required for further study or to gain employment in the sector. National Certificates are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available in colleges.

Why study this qualification

The qualification is open to everyone but is principally aimed at recent school leavers and adult returners who may have limited academic qualifications. Applicants should have a genuine interest in developing a career in land-based engineering or related industries.

Access

Access to this award will be at the discretion of the centre. There are no specific, formal entry requirements.

There is no recommendation that candidates should possess any specific Core Skills on entry, as opportunities to develop Core Skills will be provided throughout the course.

Employment and progression

The National Certificate (NC) in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction at SCQF level 4 is a stepping-stone to both employment and further study.

The inclusion of a Unit in Accident Prevention and Emergency Procedures in the mandatory section is intended to help candidates to develop an essential life skill, which may also enhance their employment prospects.

Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GF6R 44 at SCQF level 4

Land-based Engineering: An Introduction (475 KB)

This National Certificate in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction consists of 11 mandatory Units at SCQF levels 4 and 5 and nine optional Units at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5.

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Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GF6R 44 at SCQF level 4

Land-based Engineering: An Introduction (475 KB)

This National Certificate in Land-based Engineering: An Introduction consists of 11 mandatory Units at SCQF levels 4 and 5 and nine optional Units at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5.

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How to assess

Assessment of knowledge may be determined by a range of approaches, eg a series of short assessment papers consisting of multiple-choice and/or short-answer questions. If possible, a holistic approach to Unit assessment should be adopted where the minimum number of assessment instruments consistent with maintaining agreed national standards are used.

Practical assessment should be carried out in the workshop with individuals undertaking specific practical tasks. Question and answer techniques should be used to assess learner engagement, knowledge and understanding.

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