Mechanical Manufacture SCQF Level 5

Designed to give you a broad range of practical engineering skills.


Why take this course?

This course will provide you with a range of different practical engineering skills. All skills will be strongly underpinned by relevant theory covered in classroom work. It is designed for those who wish to become a skilled craft or trades person, or operative.

What you will experience

Your focus will be on areas such as bench fitting and lathe and milling machine operations, Computer Aided Draughting (CAD), graphical engineering and communication. As an engineer working in the sector you will be using core skills every day.

As a result your communication, numeracy, IT, problem solving and team working abilities will be developed for the duration of the course. there is also a strong focus on health and safety in the workplace.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed a qualification at SVQ Level 2, with the addition of a maths qualification for direct entry.

Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths at grade C or D.

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


Employment opportunities are available as a skilled craft or tradesperson, maintenance fitter or operative. The skills gained on this course would enable you to seek an apprenticeship in hydraulics, refrigeration, plant and maintenance engineering. Common roles include:

  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Operative
  • Skilled Craftsperson
  • Skilled Tradesperson
  • 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


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