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.
- The core of the HNC is the principles that underlie the fabrication and welding industry.
- 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.
- You will also study inspection methods to allow you to make informed decisions on the quality and serviceability of manufactured products.
- You will also develop your analysis, synthesis, critical thinking, planning, organising, reviewing and evaluation skills.
- 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
- A4 folder
- Note pad
- 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