Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus


This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work successfully in a welding engineering workshop. There’s a large practical element, but also some theory to help develop your knowledge of engineering materials and important aspects such as quality, managing projects, and health and safety.

You will: develop skills in the basic welding processes; learn about fabrication processes; learn about thermal cutting processes; look at different methods for producing patterns for fabricated components and assemblies; learn how to interpret drawings, instructions and specifications; develop skills in graphical engineering communication; learn to use basic maths and apply IT in an engineering context.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry by interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a relevant HNC or Modern Apprenticeship.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


STEM - Engineering and Science

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy