SCQF Level 5

Course Overview

Manufacturing Engineering NC is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and systems. During this part-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus, you will cover a range of manufacturing engineering subjects. This course will allow you to progress into a career in the manufacturing and engineering sector or onto further study. 

The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience in the engineering sector. These will be supported by the Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) in Engineering and will give you the requirements for a Modern Apprenticeship. This course can lead to further study of HNC Engineering Systems.

What You Will Learn
  • Practical Manufacturing
  • Engineering Skills
  • SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
Entry Requirements


    • You must be employed in the manufacturing and engineering industry 
    • Entry requirements are set by your employer 


      English Proficiency Requirements
      • IELTS 5.5
      How the course is assessed
      • You will be assessed on each unit 
      • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 
      Progression And Articulation Routes
      • HNC Engineering Systems which can lead to further study of an engineering subject at a university level 
      Career Opportunities
      • Various jobs in the manufacturing and engineering sector 
      • You can apply for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 
      Number Of Days Per Week
      • 2 days per week 
      Course Cost And Funding Options
      Student Stories

      20-year-old Lindsay Stevenson moved to Edinburgh to start her Oil and Gas Technical Programme (OGTAP) managed by OPITO in partnership with Edinburgh College. We caught up with her to find out how her apprenticeship was going so far: 


      ‘I chose an apprenticeship for on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn and learn. I’ve formed lots of friendships with my new classmates and in terms of the course itself the practical nature is the best thing.  


      I hope to work offshore and progress within the oil and gas industry. And, to travel lots when I’m off!’ 


      Read more of our student stories here

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