- Applicants must have completed an SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations with the addition of a maths unit.
NC (SCQF Level 5)
This course will build on welding and fabrication skills and knowledge gained during the SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 qualification. You will enhance your skills and knowledge on engineering materials, graphical engineering communication, CAD, Prime movers, engineering principles, MIG welding, Dimensional Control, employability skills such as IT, maths, communication and health and safety practice.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
Boiler suit, safety boots, safety glasses; paper, pens, pencils, calculator. A list will be sent to you before the start of the course.
NC Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Maintenance Route.
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
This course will prepare you well for future employment in an engineering workshop and possible progression to a Modern Apprenticeship.
“My time at NESCol, and the success I achieved, wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and support of the teaching staff. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to fulfil my aspirations of further education, combined with the unique experience and the incredible peers I met along the way.”
“I am more of a hands on sort of guy so the apprenticeship route worked for me.”
“The best thing for your career is to have the qualifications to reflect the knowledge you have.”
“From juggling working full time, being at College and still having quality time with my daughter, it was challenging at times. Despite how hectic it was it made the experience even more worthwhile for me and the whole process was highly rewarding. “
“My family were really supportive as it was quite challenging going back to College after a 12 year gap and I was also working shifts. It required a lot of dedication and commitment, but I got there!”
“Teaching was always something I was interested in but it was important to me to get industry experience first. I was delighted when the lecturing opportunity came up at NESCol and I am now really enjoying my time back at College but on the other side of the fence!”
“College has improved my confidence –the lecturers guide you allowing you to work independently so that you feel a sense of achievement when something works! The atmosphere is very positive, no matter what country you come from and what language you speak.”
“My experience in the power generation and LNG industries show how transferrable a qualification an HNC in Engineering can be.”
“I’m really enjoying my new role and I’m glad I have my qualifications behind me. They have set me up for an engineering career which will allow me to work and live in different places.”
“I could never have imagined when I was studying back in Aberdeen that I would one day be working in the motorsport industry for Formula 1.”
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