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. You will understand industrial practice in your local industry, the use of materials, and the effects of processes on their mechanical, physical and chemical properties.
  • One year full-time 
  • Two years day release (employer or self-funded) 
Your course will include important knowledge and skills to enhance your employment and career progression options. This may include skills such as: 

  • Communication: practical skills 
  • Welding principles and applications 
  • Fabrication: preparation joining and assembly 
  • Quality management: an introduction 
  • Fabrication and welding materials 
  • Inspection systems 
  • Fabrication forming processes
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 
  • Successful completion within this specialised area can lead to employment as a Modern Apprentice and/or specialisation in non-destructive testing. 
  • Registration with the Engineering Council may also be possible. 
  • Calculator 
  • A4 folder 
  • Note pad 
  • Pens 
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • There will be additional costs associated with NDT training 
  • 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.