NC Manufacturing Engineering (Level 6)

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

Would you like to learn how things are made? Are you looking for a career in manufacturing? On this course you will learn both traditional and modern manufacturing processes with the accompanying theory. You will learn how to turn and mill in our workshop that is used to train Modern Apprentices before they go into the workplace. You will also learn the fundamentals of CNC and Computer aided Draughting. Your year will culminate with an engineering project where you can manufacture a product using our 3D printers.

What will I learn?

The course is designed to allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of manufacturing. You will undertake SQA NC Units which will lead to the NC Manufacturing Engineering Award at SCQF Level 6 (G97L 46). The units include:

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology
  • CNC machining
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
  • Engineering dimensional control
  • Engineering materials
  • Engineering material removal principles
  • Engineering workshop skills
  • Graphical engineering communications
  • Material removal practice: Milling
  • Material removal practice: Turning

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National 5s, or equivalent, including maths and a science or a technical subject; OR
  • NC Mechanical Maintenance, NC Manufacturing Engineering or NC Engineeering Practice at Level 5
  • If English is not your first language, then a level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the subject.
  • If you don't have formal qualifications but you do have relevant life and/or work experience, you are also welcome to apply

Entry requirements equivalency table

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

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 its engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

If you're successful on this course, you could gain entry to the following courses at Glasgow Clyde College:

  • HNC/D Manufacturing Engineering 
  • HNC/D Mechanical Engineering 

Previous students have progressed to 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.  

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