Engineering Practice Student Measuring Metal
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year

Applications are now closed. Applications will re-open January 2022

As a STEM assured College and a renowned reputation for engineering this NC Engineering Practice course will provide you with an excellent foundation in engineering. It will give you the knowledge and practical skills required to work in both the mechanical and manufacture 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 a career for you. Qualified engineers are in high demand linking into industry 4.0. This NC Engineering Practice course will give you the knowledge and skills you require to work in the mechanical and manufacture engineering and fabrication and welding industry.

What will I learn?

You will undertake a range of units:

Core Units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using information technology
  • Health and Safety: Engineering

Mandatory Units

  • Engineering dimensional control
  • CAD for engineers
  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communications

Optional Units

  • Engineering project
  • Engineering quality: An introduction
  • Engineering workshop skills
  • Engineering assembly skills
  • Material removal practice: Milling
  • Material removal practice: Turning
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) and metal active gas (MAG) welding skills
  • Manual metal arc (MMA) welding skillls
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding skills

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • four National 4s or equivalent , including Maths and a science or a technical 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 isat the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in the state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience.

Articulation Routes

Progression to the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship program.

Previous students have successfully progressed into Modern Apprenticeships.

Jobs and further study

  • 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 ship building 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. Applicants who meet, or expect to meet the minimum entry criteria, will be in contacted and invited to attend for an information session, interview and testing:

  • Information session: applicants will be given detailed information in relation to the course structure and content.
  • Interview, aptitude test & pen picture: all applicants will be required to undergo an aptitude test, testing which will consist of a mechanical comprehension test and a numeracy test. Candidates will be expected to compile a short pen picture. In addition, a one-to-one interview will be held with each applicant where further information will be gathered in order to ensure you have applied for the correct type and level of course. Applicants must bring evidence of their qualifications and proof of identity with them.

Interviews will take place starting in February. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to secure a place.

There are four possible outcomes of the interview and testing process:

Unconditional offer – your offer of a place is guaranteed.

Conditional offer – your offer of a place is dependent on meeting certain criteria prior to the start of the course

Waiting list – you have met the entry requirements, however, the course is full. You will be contacted should a place become available.

Unsuccessful – you have not met the minimum entry criteria.

Unsuccessful applicants may be offered a place on different course where suitable.

Outcome of testing and interview will be sent by email within 10 working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094