Fabrication and Welding SVQ2 SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

Our highly skilled lecturers will support and guide you through the basics of this industry including manual welding processes, fabrication and thermal cutting. Students completing the course will understand the role welding plays within the engineering industry. You will also learn the skills to interpret specifications and engineering drawings, and develop knowledge in planning, health and safety, maths and information technology. There will also be an opportunity to develop core skills in employability and enterprise.

Employment in areas such as energy, oil and gas, engineering maintenance and industrial manufacture are all accessible with a qualification in this subject.

This qualification and be used towards the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship programme.

Entry requirements

  • Your personal statement will reflect your desire to learn this subejct but core skills in communication, maths and information technology at Intermediate 1 or National 4 level will be preferred.
  • You may be asked to attend an interview.

Units include:

  • Welding preparation skills
  • complying with statutory regulations
  • Using and interpreting engineering data
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Producing platework components
  • Cutting and shaping materials using thermal
  • Preparing and using manual metal arc welding
  • Preparing and using manual tig or plasma art
  • Preparing and using MIG/MAG
  • Tig Welding Preparation Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Full time
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

    Scottish students

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



    SVQ 2 (studied part time)

    Per unit



    Rest of UK and International students 

    Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


    SVQ 2 (studied part time) per unit


    Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact credit.control.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.


    You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Allowance or Bursary.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase PPE as part of this course (between £50 and £100). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered. http://www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/study/funding/

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    "This course provides an introduction to the world of welding. It can be a beginning to learning a trade or even a creative hobby. The teams' experience in this field is vast and the combined industry experience ensures students are appropriately trained to their level," - Iain King, Head of the School of Engineering Technology.


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