CNC Manufacturing Engineering (Performing Engineering Operations)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2 based course leads to a Scottish Vocational qualification (SVQ). It focuses on the key skills required to commence employment in the manufacturing and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining industry.

The course has 8 core units surrounding many different workshop-based activities, where these practical assessments undertaken are recorded in the compilation of a student-based portfolio of evidence.

Subjects Include:
Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements; Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation; Working efficiently and effectively in engineering; Preparing and using lathes for turning operations; Preparing and using milling machines; Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs; Preparing and using CNC turning machines; Preparing and using CNC milling machines.

Entry Requirements

Relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at SCQF Level 5 or 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering and Energy

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