Instrumentation Technician Programme SCQF Level 7

Building your analytical and practical skills in measurement and control engineering.


Why take this course?

This course will develop your analytical and practical skills in measurement and control engineering when it comes to maintenance, servicing, installation, testing, commissioning and operation.

You will also develop a high level of competence in research, planning and analysis, ensuring you are well-equipped to progress to a higher level of study or employment in a range of industries – from oil and gas to energy, chemicals, food and drink.

This course includes HNC Measurement & Control.

What you will experience

This course will allow you to strengthen your communication and IT skills, whilst developing specialist knowledge and capabilities in process control, the use of measurement systems, control valves and positioners and how to effectively operate Programmable Logic Controllers.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have Higher Maths (Grade A or B) and one other Higher in English or a related technology/science qualification (Grade A or B).

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

Alternatively, applicants should have successfully completed the NC Electronics or NC Measurement & Control SCQF Level 6 course, including Technician 2 Maths units.

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


Employment opportunities are widespread in the process/engineering industries, with work available in areas such as oil and gas, food and drink, energy and chemicals. Common roles include:

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Operative
  • Trainee Engineer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.