Welding and Fabrication SVQ2

What is special about this course?

The engineering, welding and fabrication industry requires highly skilled trades people where there are many employment opportunities. Employment 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 this industry and students completing the course will understand how welding integrates into an engineering system.


Entry requirements

Your personal statement should reflect your experience and desire to train in this field. Core skills in Communication, Maths and Information Technology at SCQF level 4 will be favourable. You may be asked to attend an interview.

You will learn practical skills in:

  • Manual Metal Arc MMA (Stick)
  • MIG welding processes
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Fabrication and platework
  • Thermal cutting

You will also study the theory underpinning the skills to interpret specifications, engineering drawings, planning, health and safety, maths and information technology. 

There will also the opportunity to develop core employability enterprise and citizenship skills. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

18 weeks, 5 days per week

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout the course

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?

On successful completion of the course students will gain a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.  This award can be used towards the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship course. Alternatively further study in:

  • NC Engineering Practice at SCQF Level 5
  • NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering at SCQF Level 5/6

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I want to start in 2017/18

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