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HNC Fabrication Welding and Inspection (Day Release)

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)

HNC Fabrication Welding and Inspection (Day Release)

Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

Fabrication and welding is one of the most important techniques used in engineering. The course allows students the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills in a range of specialist fabrication, welding and inspection system principles and technologies. This advanced course will delve into key processes used in many local industries.

  • What this course includes

    The course covers:

    • Welding principles and applications 1
    • Welding principles and applications 2
    • Fabrication : Preparation, joining and assembly
    • Quality Management: An Introduction
    • Fabrication and welding materials
    • Inspection systems
    • Communication
    • Welding Procedures
    • Containers: Design and Manufacture
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Material Selection
    • Fabrication, Welding and Inspection Graded Unit.

Why choose this course

You’ll learn specialised skills relevant to local industries and be given the opportunity to work alongside employers in West Lothian.

The award will allow you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core fabrication, welding, quality, materials and inspection systems principles and technologies at Higher National level and achieve a degree of specialisation within the following areas: Fabrication; Welding; and/or Pipework Engineering.

The course offers the perfect blend of skills that many companies and employers want.

Entry requirements

  • NC in a suitable subject or two SQA Highers, preferably in related subjects or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject
  • A relevant SVQ3

We welcome applications from mature students with other qualifications or experience.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HND; degree-level of study. You may be able to gain direct entry to year 3 of a degree course once you complete your HND.

    Employment: Employment within the fabrication and welding industry.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two to three hours. Bring evidence of any qualifications stated on your application form.

HNC applicants only: we will ask you to complete an aptitude test with questions testing some standard mathematics and English skills.

For all applicants, the interview will involve:

· Interview with two members of the engineering team (10 minutes). We will ask you about your interests and why you want to study engineering

Fees, finance and 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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