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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications open January 2024

This NC Engineering Practice course will give you the knowledge and skills you require to work in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering industry. This exciting course will allow you to progress into employment or further study. If you enjoy problem solving and like to know how things work then this is the course for you. Qualified engineers are in high demand linking into Industry 4.0. We have a renowned reputation for engineering, with cutting-edge technology and staff to support this.

What will I learn?

During NC Engineering Practice, you will undertake a range of units including:

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using information technology
  • Health and Safety: Engineering
  • Engineering dimensional control
  • CAD for engineers
  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communications
  • Engineering project
  • Engineering quality: An introduction
  • Engineering workshop skills
  • Engineering assembly skills
  • Material removal practice: Milling
  • Material removal practice: Turning
  • CNC machining
  • CNC programming

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • four National 4s, or equivalent, including Maths and a science or a technical subject
  • If English is not your first language, then a level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the subject.
  • we will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

Employer and industry links

Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with the majority of engineering employers and are seen as the engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to these excellent links the College is at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in the engineering facilities which provide students with a world-class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course there are a range of options including:

  • Full-time SVQ engineering programmes
  • Full-time SVQ Fabrication / Welding / Pipefitting 
  • NC Mechanical Engineering (Level 6)
  • NC Engineering Systems (Level 6)
  • NC Electrical (Level 6)
  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • HND Engineering Systems
  • HNC Manufacturing Engineering
  • you will have the potential to progress onto apprenticeships in the mechanical, manufacturing, maintenance, aerospace and shipbuilding sectors.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example, details of student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

You will be invited to our open day where you can meet with the staff and existing students, you will also be given a tour of the campus.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094