Performing Engineering Operations:
Mechanical (Manufacture) Level 2 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

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


Why take this course?

This course is perfect for those who will thrive in a practical workshop environment. Please note that there are four options for studying the SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 2: Mechanical (incorporating Manufacture, Maintenance, Fabrication & Welding) course. In addition to this course, the following options exist:

This course provides an opportunity to follow a specific programme on Mechanical (Manufacture). Listed above are other specialist programmes as well as an option that provides a taste of all disciplines.

The course is a mandatory component for those in employment who are undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship at Craft, Technician or Graduate level.

What you will experience

You will focus on practical work such as mechanical maintenance, MIG welding, fabrication and fitting, whilst also focusing on vital aspects of working in the industry, such as health and safety.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area
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Entry requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required for this course, although a practical test will be carried out during interview.

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: 

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but after completion of a HND course that would become an option. 

Many graduates complete this course after completing their degree in order to improve their practical skills and experience.


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.

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


Places are still available on this course, which started 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.