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 preferred.

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

Where can I study my course?

    • Employers Premises

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
  • HNC in Manufacturing Engineering *Subject to approval

Is there more information available online?

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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.

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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