This course leads to a highly valued National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering as well as serving as the theory component of a Manufacturing Modern Apprenticeship. It covers a variety of core subjects in the principles of manufacturing technology including advanced manufacturing and will lead to an SQA qualification that is recognised and sought after by employers.

According to a recent Skills Development Scotland report, in 2019 the highest value sector in Fife was Manufacturing with a Gross Value Add (GVA) of £1.4 billion.

By 2029, Manufacturing is forecast to have one of the greatest increases in GVA output increasing by over £135 million and Manufacturing is also one of the top 3 largest employing sectors in Fife.

So, there is no better time to start your career in Manufacturing!

  • Full-time: in this one year course you will complete the National Certificate through attendance with the MA group above on a Thursday and Friday, plus an additional slot on manual milling and manual turning delivered earlier in the week. Therefore, the programme will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of manufacturing at SCQF level 6 in preparation for employment within the industry
  • Modern Apprenticeship: one year part-time (two days per week, Thursday and Friday. Where this provision is part of an MA, you must be employed within the industry)
  • Mathematics: Tech 1 and 2
  • Communication
  • Information technology
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical communications
  • Dimensional control
  • Engineering project
  • Workshop skills
  • Assembly skills
  • Mechanical engineering principals
  • Manual milling and turning
  • Advanced Manufacturing

One of the following:

  • Three National 5s at Grade C or above which must include Maths, English, and Physics or a
  • Technology subject
  • National Certificate: Engineering Practice SCQF Level 5
  • Another relevant engineering course SCQF Level 5 including Maths: Craft 1 and 2
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HNC: Manufacturing Engineering SCQF Level 7
  • Modern Apprenticeships or technician role in manufacturing engineering
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise