Fabrication and Welding Engineering Level 5 NC

What is special about this course?

The engineering, welding and fabrication industry requires highly skilled tradespeople.  Employoment in areas such as energy, oil and gas, engineering maintenance and industrial manufacture are all accessible with a qualification in this subject. 

Our highly skilled lecturers will support and guide you through the basics of the industry.  You will understand how welding integrates into an engineering system. 

Entry requirements

Mature students

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • Evidence of skills and knowledge gained in the fabrication and welding industry and detailed on your personal statement.

School leavers

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • English and Maths or Physics Standard Grade at 4 or above; or National 4 pass; and one other Standard Grade at 4 or above, or Intermeidate 1 at C or above, or National 4 pass in an engineering related subject. 

You will study:

  • Welding and fabrication processes and skill
  • Thermal cutting
  • Pattern development
  • Materials
  • Welding procedures and testing

If you wish to progress to the Level 6 NC in Fabrication and Welding Engineering you may be required to do an additional mathematics unit as part of your optional units.


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

18 weeks

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment

Where can I study my course?

  • Beechwood Campus

Start date

August and January

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering (SCQF Level 6)
  • Employment at craft level in the fabrication and welding industry

Is there more information available online?

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