Engineering Practice SCQF Level 7

Explore a range of engineering subjects to increase your skills and understanding.


Why take this course?

This course will develop your theoretical knowledge of engineering by delivering a detailed introduction to mechanical engineering subjects. It is designed to heighten your understanding to the standard required for a National Certificate Group Award.

This qualification will enable you to progress to a Higher National course or into employment.

What you will experience

This course provides you with the opportunity to enhance your existing skills by combining theory and practice to achieve a real understanding of specialist engineering subjects including:

  • CAD for engineering
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Quality management
  • Maths for engineering.
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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have an NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 and both Maths Craft 1 and Maths Craft 2 units. Alternatively, applicants must have National 5 Maths at Grade A or B, Standard Grade Maths at Credit level, or Intermediate 2 Maths including units 1, 2 and 3.

If applicants have a C pass in National 5 Maths, they will be subject to a diagnostic test at interview.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Please note that there is no progression from this course to HND level at North East Scotland College. 


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