Welding and Fabrication

Inverness College UHI


Inverness New Campus


The engineering, welding and fabrication industry requires highly skilled trades people where there are many employment opportunities. Employment in areas such as energy, oil and gas, engineering maintenance and industrial manufacture are all accessible with a qualification in this subject. Our highly skilled lecturers will support and guide you through the basics of this industry and students completing the course will understand how welding integrates into an engineering system.

Manual welding processes; Fabrication and platework; Thermal cutting; You will also study the theory underpinning the skills to interpret specifications, engineering drawings, planning, health and safety, maths and information technology.

There will also be the opportunity to develop core, employability, enterprise and citizenship skills. This award can be used towards the first year of a Modern Apprenticeship course.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview.

Progression Routes

NC programmes at SCQF Level 5 or 6

Start Date

August, January




at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Engineering Technology

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