Mechanical Production and NC Engineering Systems SCQF 5/6 (Thurso) SVQ

What is special about this course?

Combining NC Engineering Systems and SVQ Performing Engineering Operations, you will gain a mix of theoretical knowledge, practical experience and industry connections, providing a strong foundation for a career in Engineering.

This course offers good employment opportunities through our strong links with employers and is a potential route to a 2nd-year apprenticeship, allowing you to earn while you continue to develop your skills.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Three National 5 qualifications including Maths, English and a technical subject
  • Craft and Design or SQA Skills for Work Engineering would also be an advantage
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview

Progressing students

  • Fabrication and Welding Engineering Practice
  • Satisfactory interview
  • Practical skills in bench fitting and machining
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Fault finding on a variety of engineering equipment
  • Interpreting specifications, drawings and plans
  • Health and safety
  • Engineering maths and information technology
  • You will also develop your core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Block release
  • Vocational Pathway

How long will my course last?

One Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Engineering Systems
  • Enhanced career prospects as a second year apprentice

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