PEO and NC (Fabrication and Welding) SVQ2

What is special about this course?

This pre-apprenticeship programme gives candidates specialist training in a range ofengineering skills. Skills covered are welding, fabrication, pipefitting and machining. This course also forms the first part of a Modern Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (mature students)

  • There are no formal entry requirements
  • All candidates will be interviewed and entry is at the discretion of college staff.

Entry requirements (school leavers)

  • Preferable to have all Core Skills at Intermediate 1 level
  • All candidates will be interviewed.

This 1-year full-time course offers the opportunity to specialise in one of the following disciplines:

  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Mechanical and Machining
  • Pipefitting and Welding

Please specify on application.

Manufacture/Production – provides the opportunity for people to train to work on;

  • milling machines
  • lathes
  • grinding & boring machines
  • a range of CNC (computer numerical control) machines.

Fabrication and Welding – typical subjects include:

  • TIG (tungsten inert gas welding)
  • Stick manual metal arc welding)
  • MIG (metal inert gas welding)
  • spot welding (car body welding)
  • pipefitting
  • plating & general fabrication
  • testing:destructive and non-destructive (ultrasonic, dye penetrant, MPI [magnetic particle inspection])
  • use of rolling, flanging and cutting machinery.

Welding and Pipefitting – typical subjects include:

  • pipe forming and joining in a range of materials
  • system design and testing
  • welding technology
  • welding procedures
  • specification and testing

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The course is mainly practical but includes some related theory.

How long will my course last?

36 Week

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • SVQ 3 On-site Assessment in Fabrication and Welding/Maintenance/Manufacture/Production for those in employment. Must be employed in a relevant discipline
  • Employment as a modern apprentice in an engineering discipline, such as manufacturing engineering, fabrication and welding engineering or maintenance engineering
  • HNC Fabrication, Welding and Inspection
  • HNC Engineering Practice.

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