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  • Start date:   January 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5


At present there is a skills shortage in fabrication and welding engineering, particularly at technician level in the oil related industries. This course in Fabrication and Welding will give students an introductory understanding of the engineering industry, which could help lead to employment or further study within the field.

Please note, this course is now full and is no longer accepting applications for January 2019. Please feel free to register your interest by making an enquiry or apply for another course here.

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    What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Different types of welding and materials
    • Workshop skills - correct use of hand-tools
    • Manufacturing components from engineering drawings, on lathes and milling machines
    • Measuring
    • Health and safety
    • Computer-aided design
    • Mathematics

Why choose this course

You will gain work experience and work-related opportunities as an integral part of the course.

Entry requirements

  • At least National 4 (Intermediate 1) including mathematics

We consider mature candidates without the minimum qualifications on an individual basis.

  • Where it leads

    Education: NC level 6 and then on to HNC/D and degree-level.

    Employment: a career in welding and fabrication.

Interview arrangements

Please expect to be in college for around three hours.

You should bring along evidence of any qualifications you have declared on your application form.

Individual interviews will be held with a key lecturer for your chosen course and another member of staff. Timeslots will be allocated on the day.

You will be asked to complete a short aptitude at an appropriate level which, along with your qualifications and the result of your interview, will allow us to assess your aptitude and suitability for your chosen course.

During the interview, we would like you to discuss the health and safety aspects associated with welding and to understand your motivation for wanting to undertake this course.

Please note, we may advise you of alternative courses that may be available to you should you not be successful for this course.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.