Fabrication and Welding Skills (Performing Engineering Operations)

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus, Rosyth Campus


This Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 2 based course leads to a Scottish Vocational qualification (SVQ).

It focuses on the key skills required to commence employment in the fabrication and welding industry. The course has 8 core units surrounding many different workshop-based activities, where these practical assessments undertaken are recorded, in the compilation of a student-based portfolio of evidence.

Subjects Include:
Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements; Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation; Working efficiently and effectively in engineering; Producing platework components and assemblies; Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment; Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment; Preparing and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment; Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding equipment.

Entry Requirements

Relevant NC at SCQF Level 5; interview; aptitude test

Progression Routes

Relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 6 or entry to a Modern Apprenticeship.

Start Date





SCQF Level 5

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering and Energy

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