MCA/SQA Engineering Examinations

Student working in the Engineering Workshop

City of Glasgow College is an SQA approved examination centre to conduct MCA's CoC written examinations at:

  • Chief Engineer (Unlimited level) - last diet July 2017.
  • Second Engineering (Unlimited level) - last diet July 2017.
  • Management (Unlimited level) - starts from March 2017.
  • Management level exam guidance.

Exam timetable and venue
Application deadlines
How to book exam(s)
How to make payment
Visa support letter

Exam Timetable for 2020/21

Exam Venue

Exams will take place at our Riverside Campus.

City of Glasgow College
Riverside Campus
21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB

Application Deadlines

Please ensure you have submitted your completed examination application with all the necessary supporting documents as per the following deadlines. We will try to accommodate all applicants however, due to operational reasons, we may not accept applications submitted after the following deadlines.

Exam Diet Exams Starts Exams End Non Visa Applicants Visa Applicants
October 19th Oct 2020 23rd Oct 2020 2nd Oct 2020 24th Jul 2020
December 14th Dec 2020 18th Dec 2020 27th Nov 2020 18th Sep 2020
March 22nd Mar 2021 26th Mar 2021 5th Mar 2021 18th Dec 2020
July 12th Jul 2021 16th Jul 2021 25th Jun 2021 16th Apr 2021

How to Book Exam(s)

Please send all the following to

1. Fully completed application form - please ensure you complete the correct form 

2. Scanned copy of your passport including photo and address pages (if required Visa Support Letter);

3. Scanned copy of course completion certificates for all the subjects applied to book the Exams for;

4. Scanned Copy of Exams Transfer Letter (if applicable);

5. Address for correspondence.

MCA Qualifications

Learn more about MCA Qualifications.

How To Make Payment

You may choose one of the following methods to make the payment.

  • Bank Transfer.
  • Bankers Draft.
  • Credit/Debit Card.

You will need to send us the soft/electronic copy of the bank transfer receipt so we can track the payment at our end. Please make sure you have provided full name and MCA/SQA Engineering Exams as a reference for the bank transfer.

If you choose to pay by “Banker’s Draft”, please ensure that the Draft is payable to “City of Glasgow College”.

If you have sat any of MCA/SQA CoC examination(s) at the City of Glasgow College (formerly Glasgow College of Nautical Studies GCNS) in the past, or have completed a course with us, you will not be paying the facilitation fee (as seen on the examination form).

If you have completed your relevant approved course(s) in Colleges other than the City of Glasgow College, and have not sat the examinations with us previously, then a facilitation fee of £100 will apply.

Visa Support Letter

Visa support letters may be provided on request. For visa support letters to be issued, it is important that we receive your completed application form by the deadline. We will not be able to issue a Visa Support Letter if we receive your completed application form after the deadline.

Results for MCA/SQA Engineering examinations usually take 8 weeks from the date of the exam before results are declared.


Candidates who have dyslexia and require extra time for the examination should read MIN 435. This details the procedure of applying for extra time.


City Enterprises
Telephone: 0141 375 5572