Fabrication & Welding SCQF Level 5

This course gives you the opportunity to build industry standard skills in fabrication and welding.


Why take this course?

On this course you will build industry standard skills in fabrication and welding. You will develop a good understanding of different practices and techniques. On successful completion of the course will receive a National Certificate Group Award in Welding Practice.

What you will experience

You will learn how to perform vital processes including Metal Active Gas (MAG) welding skills, Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding skills and Tungsten Gas (TIG) welding skills. You will also perfect skills in thermal cutting, fabrication and CAD, whilst focusing on core aspects of working in this industry such as the use of IT, mathematics, communication and health and safety.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed a qualification at SVQ Level 2, with the addition of a Maths qualification for direct entry.

Alternatively, applicants should have National 5 Maths at grade C or D.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On completion of this course many will go on to pursue Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. Alternatively you could consider the following related courses:


You can go on to secure employment at craft level in various areas of the welding, engineering and manufacturing disciplines. This might include roles such as:

  • Fabricator
  • Sheetmetal worker
  • Skilled Craftsperson
  • Welder

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.