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 detailed below
  • 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 including:

  • 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
  • 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