Engineering Practice NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This NC in Engineering Practice will give you a thorough grounding in the engineering principles required by anyone who is employed at technician level.

This course is ideal if you are contemplating a career in the servicing or manufacturing industries. Alternatively, if you are already working in engineering this course can give you skills to improve your career prospects.

Special features:

  • You will gain a range of skills across a range of engineering disciplines 
  • You will gain skills preparing you for employment 
  • This qualification can help with gaining a Modern Apprenticeship, and can map partially to elements within the Apprenticeship
  • You will study at our Linkwood Technology Centre campus

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s, including English and Maths OR
  • satisfactory attainment of an SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent.





Course content includes:

  • Welding
  • Engineering Assembly Skills
  • Engineering Workshop Skills
  • Milling and Turning
  • Communication
  • Maths
  • Applying Information Technology


PPE will be provided.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 or more years


Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.
Please refer to our Fees and funding - UHI Moray section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto NC Engineering Systems (SCQF Level 6), specialising in either mechanical or electronic engineering.

Alternatively, you can enter employment within the engineering industry.

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I want to start in 2024/25

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