Engineering Practice

Fife College


Dunfermline (Halbeath) Campus


This is a mainly practical course aimed to improve your career prospects within mechanical, manufacture or systems related areas within engineering. It follows an SQA SCQF Level 5 Engineering Practice award, providing a thorough grounding in the engineering principles required by people working towards technician level.

You will study: Health and safety: engineering; Engineering materials; Graphical engineering communication; Engineering dimensional control; Computer aided draughting (CAD) for engineers; Material removal principles and practice; Engineering workshop and assembly skills; Engineering project; Electrical wiring skills; The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course.

Entry Requirements

English, Maths and a science or technological subject at National 4; or Certificate: Introduction to Engineering and Technology (including Automotive Skills) EAL Level 1; or SVQ Pro-Engineering at SCQF Level 4. Interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Relevant NC, City and Guilds or HNC Level course

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering, Energy and Mathematics

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