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.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Three national 4 qualifications including Maths, English 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 the interview. Please contact info@niggskillsacademy.com for more information.

SVQ Level 2 (performing engineering operations)

  • 001 - Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • 002 - Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • 003 - Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • 023 - Producing Plate work Components and Assemblies
  • 024 - Cutting and Shaping Materials using Thermal Cutting Equipment
  • 027 - Preparing and Using MMA Welding Equipment
  • 028 - Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma Arc Welding Equipment
  • 029 - Preparing and Using MIG MAG and other continuous wire Welding Equipment

NC Level 5

  • Fabrication Processes
  • Welding Processes
  • Health & Safety: Engineering
  • Thermal Cutting Skills
  • Fabrication Skills (Double credit unit)
  • TIG Welding Skills 
  • MMA Welding Skills
  • MIG/MAG Welding Skills

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

      This course has various start dates throughout the year. The next course starts on the 12th of September. Please contact info@niggskillsacademy.com for more information or if you have any questions about the course. 

      Fees

      Study mode  Scottish Fee RUK* Fee International Fee
      Full-time £1790 £5970 £5970
      Part-time (per credit/module) £90 £300 £300

      Full-Time Study

      Full-time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible from the information they have provided on their course application form.

      If you have been living in the UK for at least three years, are an ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full-time course. Please check our fee waiver policy for more information.

      Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

      Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

      Please get in touch with nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

      *Rest of UK (students typically domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), with a term-time address in Scotland.

      Part-Time Study

      A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver policy to see if you are eligible.

      Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

      Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing please check with your course tutor.

      Please contact nhcfinance@uhi.ac.uk  if you have any further questions on fees.

      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 or as a progression route to NC Engineering level 6. 

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