On this course you will gain a recognised SQA National Certificate Fabrication & Welding at SCQF Level 5 as well as a large amount of practical training to develop your understanding and skills in the processes and techniques used in fabrication and welding. This National Certificate is also a mandatory element of the Modern Apprenticeship in Fabrication & Welding.
  • 50% practical programme covering workshop skills based units.
  • One year full-time 
  • One year part-time (must be working within fabrication and welding and be employer funded/self-funded) 
Your course will include important knowledge and skills to enhance your employment and career progression options some of the units you may study are: 
  • Maths: Craft 1 
  • Communications 
  • Health and safety: engineering 
  • Fabrication processes
  • Welding processes 
  • Computer Aided Draughting CAD 
  • Pattern Development 
  • Thermal Cutting Skills 
  • Fabrication skills 
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding skills 
  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding skills 
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TiG) welding skills 
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course 
One of the following: 
  • Three National 4's including Maths, English, and a Science/Craft subject.
  • Successful completion of the three National 5 Mathematics Units or the two National 5 English Units will also be acceptable if the applicant has achieved these rather than National 4’s in these subjects.
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 4.
  • HNC: Fabrication, Welding and Inspection SCQF Level 7 
  • Modern Apprenticeship 
  • Fabricator 
  • Welder 
  • Calculator 
  • A4 folder 
  • Note pad 
  • Pens 
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler 
  • 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.