Edinburgh College Banner

Engineering

Access to Fabrication and Welding

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Course enquiry form

Note your interest for this course.
Enter your full name
Enter your email address
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with pre-application information on future courses including application deadlines, campus open days and course information. Read our privacy notice to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).

Course overview

Fabricators and Welders are crucial to the renewables sector in Scotland where demand for skilled workers is high. This course is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required for fabrication and welding.

By completing this course, you will be better prepared to apply for an apprenticeship in this growth area of engineering. Our training program will enable you to acquire the necessary practical skills and interview preparation to meet the standards of local employers.

What you will learn

  • Welding
  • Sheet metal work
  • Hand fitting
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Maths, Numeracy and IT
  • Employability Skills

Placement information

  • Short work placement or industrial visit opportunities are planned.

How the course is assessed

  • This course is continuously assessed for your practical skills and general engagement.

Number of days per week

  • 2.5 days per week, One day at Midlothian Campus and 1.5 days at Wallyford STEAM Centre.

Entry requirements

  • National 4 Maths and English.
  • A practical subject such as Craft, Design and Technology.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Informal face-face interview

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progression to a Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Access to Engineering Course.

Career options

  • Apprentice Fabricator/Welder or Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer or further full-time study.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 26/08/24 42 Weeks

You may also be interested in these courses

Engineering

Automotive Maintenance Evening Class (Basic)

This 10-week programme is intended to provide insight into the repair and maintenance processes used within the automoti...

Read more and apply

Campus
Midlothian Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Evening

Duration
17 weeks

Engineering

Automotive Paint and Refinishing Evening Class

This 10-week programme is intended to provide insight into body panel and paint refinishing processes used within the au...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Evening

Duration
12 weeks

Engineering

Automotive Maintenance Evening Class (Basic)

This 10-week programme is intended to provide insight into the repair and maintenance processes used within the automoti...

Read more and apply

Campus
Midlothian Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Evening

Duration
10 weeks

Engineering

IMI Level 3 Award in Electric and Hybrid System Repair and Replacement

This qualification contains the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's high-voltage electrical ...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Part time

Duration
2 days

Engineering

IMI Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Components

This qualification is designed for delegates who maintain and repair electric/hybrid vehicles with the knowledge and ski...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 6

Study mode
Part time

Duration
3 days

Engineering

Applied Science HNC

This course is ideal if you’re looking to develop a career requiring practical knowledge of the Sciences. You’ll study e...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 7

Study mode
Full time

Duration
42 weeks

Engineering

Applied Science Level 5

Applied Science Level 5 is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn essential skills n...

Read more and apply

Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Full time

Duration
42 weeks