Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 5

This course will introduce you to specific engineering subjects and build on your mechanical engineering skills.


Why take this course?

This course is perfect for those students who have completed and passed an SVQ Level 2 in Mechanical / Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent, now wishing to further their knowledge and skills to become a skilled craftsperson in wide variety of Engineering disciplines.

What you will experience

Students will learn how to perform vital processes such as engineering materials; engineering principles; measurement; milling operation; fabrication; welding; graphical engineering communication and computer–aided drafting (CAD) as well as developing employability skills such as IT, maths, communication and health and safety practice. This course is a mix of practical and theory. Practical training takes place in our modern, well-equipped workshops which provide a realistic working environment and will prepare you well for future employment and possible progression to a Modern Apprenticeship.

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Key facts

Mode of study
1 Year
Subject area

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed an SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations with the addition of a maths unit for direct entry. Please note that this is a progression course only.

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: 



As this is a progression only course, students are encouraged to contact the Engineering department before making an application. Please contact:

Mark Raitt

Aberdeen Altens Campus

Duration Code
1 Year
Apply Online

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.