This highly successful programme will develop your skills, confidence and awareness of fabrication and welding practices and skills. It will also aim to develop your study skills as a learner. 

This is a broad-based fabrication and welding course that will give the learner the opportunity to access a wide variety of courses or lead to employment in the fabricating and welding industry.


Incorporated into the course is PEO 2 (Performing Engineering Operations) SVQ @ Level 2, which combined with the Fabrication and Welding NC delivers two of the three elements required for the Modern Apprenticeship.

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Attendance: Full Time up to 4 days per week

Entry Requirements

4 National 4s or 4 Standard Grades at 4 or above or the equivalent at Intermediate 1. 

Entry may be possible for mature students depending on prior skills and knowledge. 

You will be required to attend an Information and Interview Session with the course tutor prior to being offered a place on the course. 

If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be in person, virtual either through TEAMS or by phone.  

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an Information and Interview Session.  
During the Information and Interview Session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

This programme seeks to provide background knowledge and associated practical work to enable successful candidates to undertake a career or educational path in various areas of the Fabrication and Engineering industries. Topics will include CAD, Mig & Tig Welding and Fabrication skills.


Assessments are ongoing throughout the 36 weeks course duration. 
Assessments can be practical in workshops, reports, e-learning, on-line as well as written assessment.


Successful completion allows possible progression on to the full time course NC Mechanical Engineering at Level 6.

Career Prospects

This course is aimed at providing opportunities for successful candidates to progress into careers within the Fabrication and Engineering Servicing area and may form the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship.

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary/EMA funding for this course, please contact a member of the student funding team for details.

Selling Points

This is an excellent starting point to gain entry to the engineering sector or to progress to a higher level course. This course is very popular with local employers who are looking to recruit apprentices.