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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


NC Engineering Practice will provide knowledge on modern engineering. This course will offer a wide range of engineering practical skills. You will study a wide range of subjects from Mechanical Engineering to electrical and manufacturing. This course is suitable for those persons who wish to become a skilled crafts/trades person within Engineering.

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    What this course includes

    The course includes:

    • Communications
    • Maths
    • Engineering IT
    • Health & Safety: Engineering
    • Engineering Materials
    • CAD
    • Engineering Dimensional Control
    • Engineering Project based learning
    • Electrical Principles
    • Mechanical Principles
    • Engineering workshop skills
    • Milling
    • Turning
    • Sheet metal fabrication
    • Pneumatics & Hydraulics

    You will also have some ‘hands on’ classes in the engineering workshop.


Why choose this course

You should choose this course as it can provide a starting point in your engineering career. This course will introduce you to a variety of different engineering disciplines; including mechanical, electronics and electrical engineering.

Entry requirements

  • Student must be qualified to at least National 4 (Intermediate 1) in mathematics
  • Mature applicants without the necessary minimum qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: The course can take you onto a level 6 course or potentially right into our HNC in Engineering Systems. Students have previously progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)

    Employment: Engineering apprenticeship or employment in the manufacturing or service sector. Past students have found employment with companies such as Screwfix and O2.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, please expect to be in college for around three hours.

You should bring along evidence of any qualifications you have declared on your application form.

Individual interviews will be held with a key lecturer for your chosen course and another member of staff. Timeslots will be allocated on the day.

You will be asked to complete a short aptitude at an appropriate level which, along with your qualifications and the result of your interview, will allow us to assess your aptitude and suitability for your chosen course.

During the interview, we would like you to discuss the health and safety aspects associated with welding and to understand your motivation for wanting to undertake this course.

Please note, we may advise you of alternative courses that may be available to you should you not be successful for this course.

Fees, finance and funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.