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 including manual welding processes, fabrication and thermal cutting. Students completing the course will understand how welding integrates into an engineering system.


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.
  • Manual welding processes
  • 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 be the opportunity to develop core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills. This award can be used towards the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship course.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

18 weeks (5 days per week)

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August and January


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

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

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

"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."


Apply for Welding and Fabrication SVQ2

I want to start in 2020/21
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