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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


NC Engineering Practice will provide knowledge on modern engineering, offering a wide range of engineering practical skills.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode –  Full time  

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Duration: 1 year

On this course, 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:

    • Engineering workshop skills 
    • Milling 
    • Turning 
    • Sheet metal fabrication 
    • Welding 
    • Engineering IT
    • Health & Safety: Engineering
    • Engineering Materials
    • CAD
    • Engineering Project based learning
    • Communications
    • Maths
    • Industrial CNC
    • Graphical communications

    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, manufacturing, fabrication and welding electronics and electrical engineering.  

Entry requirements

  • Student must be qualified to at least National 4 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: This course can take you onto a Level 6 course or potentially right into our HNC in Engineering or HNC Fabrication & Welding.

    Employment: Engineering apprenticeship or employment in the manufacturing or service sector.

Interview arrangements

  • Group interview
  • Short Skills Test which will cover basic literacy and numeracy as well as practical skills

If you are a progressing student successful completion of course will be required.  

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.