• Engineering

    NC Manufacturing Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year. Day-release, two years

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the forefront of engineering innovation in Scotland! Engineers shape the future across diverse sectors, from space and aviation to medicine, technology, food, fashion, and construction. If you possess a logical and inquisitive mind, enjoy problem-solving, and want to understand how things work, you have the potential to become an exceptional engineer. Scotland has a soaring demand for qualified engineers, and Ayrshire College is your ideal launchpad. Our STEM Assured Status guarantees top-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths courses. Join us to learn with the latest industry-standard technology and set the stage for an exciting engineering career.

Entry Requirements

For this course you’ll need:

  • a genuine interest in engineering
  • four National 5s or equivalent OR a relevant course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent

No formal qualifications? Life experience matters – give us a call for a chat.

For employed candidates, this course is available on a Part-Time/Day Release basis. For more information, contact the department at lynn.anderson@ayrshire.ac.uk.

Course Content

Dive into a dynamic blend of practical work and theory, gaining the skills and knowledge for further study or employment. You may explore:

  • basic maths and IT application: in an engineering context
  • complex engineering workshop skills: including reading drawings, marking out, and manufacturing components to given specifications
  • skills in complex engineering assemblies: covering mechanical fasteners, seals, and bearings
  • proficiency in using conventional, manual machinery: like turning and milling units, progressing to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining with basic programs and operations
  • engineering dimension control: mastering a range of measurements on components
  • skills in basic engineering design: understanding its relation to product design
  • computer Aided Draughting (CAD): creating detailed, 2D engineering drawings and generating assembly drawings
  • mechanical engineering principles: addressing systems and problem-solving involving work, energy, conservation of energy, and power
  • enhance graphical engineering communication: producing engineering assembly drawings
  • build essential transferable skills in communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork, and problem-solving
  • knowledge of engineering materials: quality, project management, and health and safety

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a relevant HNC course such as HNC Engineering Practice (Manufacturing)
  • explore starting your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in manufacturing

Take the first step towards a promising engineering career.

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing NC Manufacturing Engineering means choosing a pathway to hands-on experience and valuable skills. On this course you’ll gain practical knowledge and versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of manufacturing engineering. Whether you're a school leaver, adult learner, or considering a career change, our course equips you with sought after abilities. You may have the opportunity to delve into a fulfilling career or pursue further academic study.

Apply now and ignite your journey into the world of engineering!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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