Fabrication & Welding SCQF Level 5

A detailed introduction to fabrication and welding.


Why take this course?

This is a day release programme suited to first and second year apprentices. It is mainly practice-based at 'craft' level, and was formerly known as NC in Engineering Practice (Welding/Fabrication). The main aim of the course is to develop your fabrication and welding knowledge in direct relation to manual skills.

Please note that the course is completed over 2 years at our Aberdeen Altens Campus, whereas the full award is offered in 1 year at our Fraserburgh Campus. 

What you will experience

The course addresses solving fabrication and welding engineering problems with practical solutions, and includes a range of workshop activities. You will explore a range of topics, including:

  • Communications
  • Numeracy
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • Sheetmetal
  • Pattern Development
  • CAD
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Key facts

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but the course is best suited to 1st and 2nd year craft apprentices.

What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator, appropriate stationery and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 



Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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.