Engineering Practices Level 6 NQ Level 6

What is special about this course?

NQ in Engineering Practices Level 6 is for students with an interest in pursuing a career in today’s advanced engineering industry, in particular, oil, gas, renewable and other sectors. Successful study will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of engineering and allows you to progress to a higher level of study, likely at NQ Engineering Systems Level 6.

Entry requirements

You will be invited to discuss your application with us, but a qualification at SCQF 4/5 or equivalent in Maths and Physics is desired, and English would be an advantage. Your application and interview will form part of the selection process. You can progress to this course from NQ Basic Engineering Skills.

You will have the chance to study a range of subjects, including:

  • Mechanical and electrical engineering principles;
  • Engineering materials;
  • Computer aided draughting (CAD);
  • Renewable technologies
  • Maths

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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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?

You can use this course to progress to our NC Engineering Systems Level 6 which can lead to study on our HNC Engineering Systems or HNC Aircraft Engineering courses (which can lead to our degree programmes).

The engineering sector is an important and expanding area of the national economy in sectors including oil and gas, on-shore and off-shore renewables and manufacturing.  Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to pursue employment in these sectors, seek further training through securing employment and a Modern Apprenticeship or continue on a more academic path.  It can also be advantageous in applying for a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering.


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