Fabrication and Welding Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Inverness College UHI continues to work closely with employers across the region to support the development of apprentices in a variety of disciplines.  Studying within the structure of the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship, this course is a combination of work based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.

Over the course of the 4 year apprenticeship, candidates will work to achieve the SVQ 2 Performing Engineering Operations, an NC and SVQ 3 in Fabrication and Welding.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates should have Standard Grade at 4 or above, or Intermediate 1, or National 4 passes in English, Maths, a Science subject and Craft/Design Technology. 

Typical subjects include:-

  • TIG
  • Stick
  • MIG
  • Spot Welding
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Flating and general fabrication
  • Hot and cold cutting and forming
  • Testing: Destructive and Non-Destructive
  • MPI (magnetic particle inspection)
  • Use of rolling, flanging and cutting machinery

How will I study my course?

  • Block release

Block release (3x10 week blocks)

NB: the SVQ 2 PEO must be completed in one calendar year.

How long will my course last?

4 years modern apprenticeship

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?

  • HNC Fabrication, Welding and Inspection
  • HNC Engineering Practice
  • HNC Engineering Systems.

Is there more information available online?

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Applications to be made by employers through the Business Solutions Team at Inverness College UHI. The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273666.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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