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 National 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



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time 


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    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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