Welding and Fabrication Engineering Practice (Nigg Skills Academy) NC

What is special about this course?

This programme combines the NC Welding and Fabrication with the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.  This is a 16 week full time course based at Nigg Skills Academy, Nigg, Ross-shire, IV19 1QY, as opposed to the 34 week course which is delivered at college. These qualifications satisfy the foundation training for a modern apprenticeship in fabrication and welding engineering.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Three national 4 qualifications including Maths, Englich and a technical/science subject
  • SQA skills for work in engineering would also be an advantage
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview

Anyone who has not achieved the relevant maths qualification will still be considered but may be asked to undertake a maths test at interview

NC Level 5

  • Communication
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using IT
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Welding Processes
  • Health & Safety: Engineering
  • Thermal Cutting Skills
  • Fabrication Skills (Double credit unit)
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Metal Active Gas (MAG) Welding Skills
  • MMA Welding Skills
  • TIG Welding Skills

SVQ Level 2 (performing engineering operations)

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Producing Plate work Components and Assemblies
  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma Arc Welding Equipment
  • Preparing and Using MMA Welding Equipment
  • Preparing and Using MIG MAG and other continuous wire Welding Equipment
  • Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment

How will I study my course?


    How long will my course last?


    16 Weeks

    This programme combines the NC Welding and Fabrication with the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.  This is a 16 week full time course based at Nigg Skills Academy, Nigg, Ross-shire, IV19 1QY. These qualifications satisfy the foundation training for a modern apprenticeship in fabrication and welding engineering.


    Where can I study my course?

      Start date

      Various start dates throughout the year, please contact info@niggskillsacademy.com for more information.

      Fees

      For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      Completion of this course could be used to secure employment into a Modern Apprenticeship in the Fabrication and Welding/engineering sector.

      Progression onto level 6 fabrication and welding or Engineering systems courses would be an option on completion of this course.

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