Basic Engineering Skills NQ

What is special about this course?

Our NQ Basic Engineering is ideal for students starting out in engineering as it provides practical hands on training in skills including machining, fitting, welding and electrical installation.  The course is also suitable as a refresher course for updating your engineering skills.

Entry requirements

No formal entry are required, but you will be invited to discuss your application with us and your application and interview will form part of the selection process.

You will learn a number of practical skills including:

  • Turning and milling;
  • Bench fitting and welding;
  • Sheet metal work
  • Electrical wiring and circuits

And you will learn how to work effectively and safely.  In addition to the practical skills you will develop you will also enhance your employability through the enhancement of your communication, numeracy and information technology abilities.  You will gain a Performing Engineering Operations Level 1 award.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching and practical hands on


How long will my course last?


1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

September

Fees

Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Following a successful completion of the NQ you should progress to the NC Engineering Systems or Performing Engineering Operations Level 2.

There is currently a shortage of engineers with practical skills and this course will give you the basic skills to progress into a range of engineering disciplines including the oil and gas sector, both on-shore and off-shore renewables and general manufacturing.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College 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.

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