Engineering Practice NC SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to allow you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in engineering processes such as turning, bench fitting, computer aided design and hydraulics. 

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • English and Maths or Physics National 4 pass, and one other Nationalt 4 or above in an engineering related subject.

Mature students

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • Evidence of skills and knowledge gained in the engineering industry and detailed on your personal statement with the application.


Units include:

  • Engineering: Using Information Technology
  • Health and Safety: Engineering
  • Graphical Engineering Communication
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Power Dries
  • Engineering imenstion Control
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Material Removal Practice: Turning
  • Applied Mathematics Skills
  • Communication (Intermediate 2)
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others
  • Numeracy (Intermediate 2)
  • Mathematics (Craft 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?

    Start date



    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase PPE as part of this course (approx £150). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Employment at craft level in the engineering manufacture/maintenance industry

    Is there more information available online?

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