• SVQ Performing Engineering Operations Aeronautical at SCQF (Level 5)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 15 Jan 2018

  • Campus Availability


Start Here

Scotland has a world-renowned reputation for engineering, and is at the cutting-edge of engineering developments. Engineers design, create, test and improve all sorts of products and processes. They enjoy exciting career opportunities in lots of different sectors - including aeronautics.

Aeronautics is a high profile industry which focuses on the design and manufacture of a wide range of aircraft, systems and equipment. It also involves the maintenance and repair of aircraft products. Aerospace offers superb career opportunities for those who are technical, practical and genuinely fascinated by flight. It’s a key sector within the Ayrshire economy and we work very closely with local employers, ensuring our courses offer the skills and training they look for in employees.

If you’re considering a career in engineering - and in particular aeronautical - this course can help you on your way. It also contains the 8 credits of the SVQ Level 2 which form part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in working in engineering

  • Three National 4s or equivalent preferably in English and Maths, with one other relevant subject such as Physics, Practical Metalworking or Practical Woodworking OR

    a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent

  • An interview with us, including an aptitude test

If you don’t have any formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

Subjects may include:

  • Composites
  • Carrying Out Aircraft Detail Fitting Activities
  • Installing Aircraft Mechanical Fasteners
  • Producing Aircraft Detail Assemblies
  • Producing Mechanical Assemblies
  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Complying with Safety in an Engineering Environment
  • Maths, Physics and CAD
  • Core Skills

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Seeking to start your career in aeronautical engineering, with employment as a sheet metal worker or as a Modern Apprentice (This course is the foundation qualification for a Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering)

  • Moving onto a Level 6 course (if you have the Maths and Physics units) such as NC Aeronautical Engineering, NC Electrical Engineering, NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NC Mechanical Engineering


Local employers often come to us to recruit students from this course as employees and/or apprentices, including UTC, Spirit, Ryanair, GEO Caledonian, BAMG.