The core of the HNC is the principles that underly the fabrication and welding industry. You will understand industrial practice in your local industry, the use of materials, and the effects of processes on their mechanical, physical and chemical properties.
Welding principles and applications 1; Welding principles and applications 2; Fabrication: preparation joining and assembly; Quality management: an introduction; Fabrication and welding materials; Inspection systems; Engineering project; Fabrication forming processes; Pipework 1: construction and site installation; Communications: practical skills; Welding procedures: specification, qualification and testing; Fabrication, welding and inspection: graded unit; Magnetic particle inspection – this unit can be offered as a credit transfer on production of current and relevant certification in this field of expertise;
Liquid penetrant inspection – this unit can be offered as a credit transfer on production of current and relevant certification in this field of expertise.
1 Higher plus 2 subjects at National 5, preferably Maths, or a science or technological subject; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF 5 or 6.
On successful completion of the HNC, candidates are encouraged to consider furthering their careers by investigating memberships of Professional Bodies such as The Welding Institute or seek Personnel certification for Non-Destructive Testing.
Distance and Flexible learning
Engineering and Energy