Energy - Level 4

Programme Title:  Energy

SCQF Level:  4

Qualification Description: Skills for Work

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description:

The Intermediate 2 Energy Skills Course has been designed to provide a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training or employment within the Energy sector.

Candidates will explore a variety and range of industries and career opportunities which exist within the energy sector. They will also become familiar with key words and terms used in the sector, and will develop an awareness of the impact of the energy sector on the environment. Personal development of employability skills will be the main focus across the Course with each Unit aiming to enhance such skills. The development of teamwork and practical skills and carrying out test procedures are also given a high profile.

The mandatory Units in this Course introduce the various energy industries based in the UK and develop practical skills by building a small scale solar hot water system and wind turbine. Candidates will also review their employability skills and strengths and weaknesses which will be used to help select the most appropriate career for them within the energy sector.

Semester 1 - Units to be completed:

  • F3FN11     Energy an Introduction
  • F3FR11     Domestic Wind Turbines


Semester 2 - Units to be completed:

  • F3FS11 Domestic Solar Hot Water systems
  • F3FP11 Employability and Careers


Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

The award is a mainly competence -based qualification with appropriate practical exercises. You will spend the majority of your time in a training or simulated work environment, and is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills which are required by employers in the BSE sector.

The assessments should be designed to ensure an appropriate level of rigour whilst not imposing excessive demands on candidates. The design principles for the award encourage an holistic approach to assessment, and this has been adopted in each Unit specification for the award.

In addition, the project-based approach may be used to gather evidence of candidate achievement.

Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Skills for work energy  is designed to help candidates to develop: skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area


  • an understanding of the workplace
  • positive attitudes to learning
  • skills and attitudes for employability
  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information and Communication Technology
  • problem solving
  • working with others
  • understanding of the workplace and the employee’s responsibilities, for example time-keeping, appearance, customer care
  • self-evaluation skills
  • positive attitude to learning
  • flexible approaches to solving problems
  • adaptability and positive attitude to change
  • confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience


A key feature of these Courses is the emphasis on experiential learning. This means learning through practical experience and learning by reflecting on experience.

If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

This Course or its Units may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to:

  • Access to Pre-apprentice  Plumbing Electrical
  • Access to Pre-apprentice  Renewables
  • National Progression Award Building Services Engineering (depending on qualifications)
  • National Certificate programme in Further Education
  • Employment with training in the BSE
    1. Plumbing Modern Apprentice 
    2. Electrical Modern Apprentice 
    3. Heating Ventilation Modern Apprentice 
    4. Refrigeration Modern Apprentice 
    5. Gas Modern Apprentice