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


This two year day release programme covers practical welding and fabrication skills. Students will also complete units in Mathematics, Communications and IT.
Practical Skills training and assessing will consist of training in MMA (stick) Welding. When successfully assessed this will be followed by MIG training, incorporating safe use of regulators and gas changing, setting and use of the wire feed equipment.

Start Date: August 2019
Days of Week:  Tuesday
Time: 9.00am 4.15pm
Duration:  35 weeks
Cost: £600 per year

You can download an enrolment form here

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates should possess,as a minimum, suitable National 4 or equivalent
    qualifications,preferably, including Mathematics.
  • Applications and enrolments will be treated on a first come
    basis. Due to the high demand, early interest is recommended.
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    Where it leads

    Enhanced Employment Opportunities

Interview Arrangements

An interview is required for this course.

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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