NC Manufacturing (Level 6)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

As a STEM Assured College we have a renowned reputation for engineering with cutting edge technology and staff to support this. If you’re considering a career in engineering, and in particular mechanical or manufacturing engineering, then this NC Manufacturing Engineering course can help you on your way. If you enjoy problem solving and are solution focused, wanting to know how things work, then you can become a great engineer.

Currently and in the future, Engineering jobs are in high demand with many jobs required each year in Scotland alone as a result of Industry 4.0

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:

Core Units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology

Mandatory Units

  • CNC machining
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers
  • Engineering dimensional control
  • Engineering materials
  • Engineering material removal principles

Optional Units

  • Engineering workshop skills
  • Graphical engineering communications
  • Material removal practice: Milling
  • Material removal practice: Turning

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 state-of-the-art 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 course at Glasgow Clyde College:

  • HNC Manufacturing Engineering 
  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • HND Engineering Systems

Previous students have progressed to apprenticeships in the Mechanical, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Aerospace and Ship Building sectors.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 5s, or equivalent, including maths and a science or a technical subject
  • If you don't have formal qualifications but you do have relevant life and/or work experience, you are also welcome to apply
  • 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

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 and online testing: all applicants will be required to undergo online testing which will consist of a mechanical comprehension test and a numeracy test. 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:

  1. Unconditional offer – your offer of a place is guaranteed.
  2. Conditional offer – your offer of a place is dependent on meeting certain criteria prior to the start of the course
  3. Waiting list – you have met the entry requirements, however, the course is full. You will be contacted should a place become available.
  4. 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