Modern Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding

Engineering is a fast moving and diverse industry with many occupational routes.


Level 5 & 6

Delivery Work Based

START Rolling Start

Duration 2 Years


How it works...

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based qualification for people employed in the industry.

Assessors will attend the work place on a regular basis. Assessors will assess competency and can advise and guide on any work that may be required.


Employer benefits...

  • Instil your company’s values whilst training
  • Motivate existing staff by investing in the workforce and providing supervisory opportunities
  • Develop up to date and relevant skills and qualifications
  • Cost effective training supported by funding from Skills Development Scotland (up to 100% funding depending on age and eligibility criteria)
  • Create and retain a modern skilled workforce

Apprentice benefits...

  • Debt-free learning
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • A route to great pay
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Significant experience to enhance your CV
  • Possible support with travel costs if coming to college

Course content...

Inverness College UHI as a training provider offers Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering for students already in employment at Craft, Technical or Management Level. Registration and certification of the qualification is through the awarding body EAL.

Apprentices will work towards achieving an EAL SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, SQA National Certificate in Fabrication and Welding and  EAL SVQ3 in Fabrication and Welding. 

Further details...

Typical subjects include:

  • Manual Welding
  • Pipe and Tube Fabrication
  • Welding Machine Setting and Operating
  • Plate Working - 3mm upwards
  • Sheet Metal Working - 3mm or less
  • Structural Steel

What you need... 

  • Must be in relevant employment
  • It is recommended that candidates should have National 4 passes in English, Maths, a Science subject and Craft/Design Technology.

Where you can go... 

  • HNC Fabrication, Welding and Inspection