Performing Engineering Operations L2 EMTA Fabrication and Welding NC

What is special about this course?

This programme combines the NC Welding and Fabrication with the SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.  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, English and a technical subject
  • SQA skills for work engineering would also be an advantage
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview

Progressing students

  • Access to Construction and Engineering with bridging Maths at SCQF Level4
  • Satisfactory interview
  • Practical skills in welding processes such as MMA, MIG, TIG NDT
  • Fabrication plate work and thermal cutting
  • Interpreting specifications, drawings and plans
  • Health and safety
  • Engineering maths and information technology
  • You will also develop your core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

One Academic Year

1 year full-time, longer part-time.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • NC Engineering systems: Mechanical production and maintenance engineering or electrical, control and instrumentation installation and maintenance engineering
  • Enhanced career prospects as a second year apprentice

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