Mechanical Production and Maintenance Engineering NC

What is special about this course?

This programme combines the NC Engineering Systems with the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.  These qualifications satisfy the foundation training for a modern apprenticeship in mechanical maintenance engineering.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Three National 5 qualifications including Maths, English and a technical subject
  • Craft and Design or SQA Skills for Work Engineering would also be an advantage
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview

Progressing students

  • Fabrication and Welding Engineering Practice
  • Satisfactory interview
  • Practical skills in bench fitting and machining
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Fault finding on a variety of engineering equipment
  • Interpreting specifications, drawings and plans
  • Health and safety
  • Engineering maths and information technology
  • You will also develop your core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

One Academic Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



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I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.