On-site Assessment in Engineering Maintenance SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Inverness College UHI prides itself in the partnership working with employers across the region to support the development of apprentices.

This course combines work-based learning with the first year undertaken at the new campus premises. In the second year and subsequent years we support each student through their learning journey in their place of work to understand a student's needs and the needs of the employer. 

The course is supported by our team of industrial experienced assessors who advise and guise students and employers to meet the individual training needs.

Entry requirements

  • Applications are accepted via employers only
  • Must be employed in a relevant discipline
  • It is preferable that candidates have all core skills at Intermediate level 1
  • National 4 passes in English, maths a science subject
  • Plus an engineering related subject is prefered.

Over the course of this 4 year apprenticeship, candidates will work to achieve the SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations, a related National Certificate and SVQ Level 3 in a related discipline.

The modern apprenticeship provides a wide range of qualification pathways  to equip trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge required for maintenance/manufacture roles.

Programmes include:

  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Mechanical/electrical maintenance
  • Manual machining processes
  • CNC machining processes
  • Welding processes
  • Fabrication processes

The above combination of subject areas can be tailored to suit your organisational requirements.




How will I study my course?

  • Work based

How long will my course last?

4 Years

How will I be assessed?

On-site assessment visits by college assessors and witness testimony.

Where can I study my course?

  • Employers Premises

Start date


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?

  • HNC Fabrication, Welding and Inspection
  • HNC Engineering Practice
  • HNC Engineering Systems
  • HNC in Manufacturing Engineering *Subject to approval

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for On-site Assessment in Engineering Maintenance SVQ3

Applications to be made by employers through the Training Contracts Team at Inverness College UHI. The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273401.

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