This highly sought after advanced level course offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of commonly used and specialist welding processes and inspection techniques used within the oil, petro-chemical, nuclear, and general fabrication industries.

  • Distance learning

Your course will include important knowledge to enhance your employment and career progression options. This will include the following theory units:

  • Welding principles and applications 1
  • Welding principles and applications 2
  • Fabrication: preparation joining and assembly
  • Quality management: an introduction
  • Fabrication and welding materials
  • Inspection systems
  • Engineering project
  • Fabrication forming processes
  • Pipework 1: construction and site installation
  • Communications: practical skills
  • Welding procedures: specification, qualification and testing
  • Fabrication, welding and inspection: graded unit
  • Magnetic particle inspection – this unit can be offered as a credit transfer on production of current and relevant certification in this field of expertise
  • Liquid penetrant inspection – this unit can be offered as a credit transfer on production of current and relevant certification in this field of expertise

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above plus two National 5s at Grade C or above, ideally in Maths, a Science, or a Technology subject
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Fabrication and Welding Engineering SCQF Level 5 with a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HNC: Computer Aided Draughting and Design SCQF Level 7
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) (employer or self-funded)
  • Successful completion within this specialised area can lead to incorporated engineer level, including the specialisation in non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • £10 for a calculator
  • There will be additional costs associated with LPI and MPI training

Engineering is everywhere, helping transform people's lives around the globe. The work that engineers do is creative and hands-on. It's about designing things, finding solutions and improving things.

Engineering is one of the few career options that spans every sector, from sport to space. So whatever you care most about, there will be some engineering involved.

According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone.

Did you know that Engineering apprentices earn significantly more than the national apprentice minimum wage and the average Scottish engineer salary is 28% higher per year than the average Scottish salary.

So, there has never been a better time to start your career in Engineering!