Performing Engineering Operations:
Mechanical Level 1 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 4

Designed to give you a real taste of mechanical engineering operations.


Why take this course?

This course will prepare you for progression onto the SVQ in Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF Level 5 or employment in the engineering or manufacturing sector as an operative or apprentice or Modern Apprentice.

What you will experience

You will work mainly in an engineering workshop. Here you will learn to about working safely and effectively whilst making products from a drawing. The products will be made using a range of hand and power tool on an engineering bench and lathe.


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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
18 Weeks
Subject area

Entry requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required for this course.

English language requirements

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

What you will need

You will be required to wear a boilersuit, steel toecap boots or shoes and safety glasses.

What you need to know

Next steps




Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
February 2020
18 Weeks
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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

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