Instrumentation Technician Programme SCQF Level 6

Designed to give you a strong, underpinning knowledge of industrial measurement and control.


Why take this course?

This course will provide you with a strong, underpinning knowledge when it comes to industrial measurement and control. You will develop a keen understanding of the systems, processes and instruments used whilst building valuable, hands-on skills for progression to further study at HNC/HND level and future work in a range of sectors.

This course includes NC Measurement & Control.

What you will experience

You will focus on various process control systems and electrical principles, whilst studying key aspects of measurement and control such as flow, maintaining/monitoring level and pressure, signal conditioning and the use of Programmable Logic Controllers. You will also gain a good understanding of the use of mathematics and IT in the industry.

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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 an NC qualification at SCQF Level 5 and both Maths Craft 1 and Maths Craft 2 units. Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths (Grade A or B); Standard Grade Maths at Credit level; or Intermediate 2 Maths including units 1, 2 and 3.

Other qualifications and experience may also be considered, but all applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject.

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

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 


Employment opportunities are widespread in the oil and gas and service industries, in roles such as: 

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Control Technician
  • Instrument Technician
  • Offshore/Process 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.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

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


Places are still available on this course, commencing 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.