Mechanical Maintenance

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen Altens Campus


The primary focus of this course is to provide candidates with a range of practical engineering skills and theoretical knowledge relevant to the National Certificates in Manufacturing & Mechanical Maintenance Engineering. As such, this award is suitable for those who wish to become a skilled crafts persons/trades person.

The course is both workshop and classroom based, and is at Intermediate 2 level – equivalent to SCQF Level 5. Students successfully completing all of the units over the two year programme would attain two National Certificates.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths and a technological subject at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4

Progression Routes

This course can be utilised within a Modern Apprentice training plan and may give successful candidates the opportunity to gain employment in the manufacture/maintenance sector.

Alternatively, on successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College:

Engineering and Technology Diploma; Mechanical Engineering NC (SCQF Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy