• Engineering

    HNC Engineering Practice (Fabrication)

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year. Day-release, two years

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


This HNC Engineering Practice course has a focus on fabrication techniques. If you've got a curious mind and enjoy problem-solving, you might just be on your way to becoming an exceptional engineer. Discover the impact of engineering on modern living and seize the high-demand career opportunities in various sectors. The demand for qualified engineers is soaring, with Scotland alone needing thousands every year.

Entry Requirements

We’re looking for someone with a real interest in engineering and at least one of the following:

  • a minimum of one relevant Higher at grade C or above
  • a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent, such as NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  • a Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering

Don't hold formal qualifications? Let's chat—your experience or training might be your ticket to this exciting course.

Part-time/day release options are available for employed candidates! Contact lynn.anderson@ayrshire.ac.uk for details.

Course Content

Immerse yourself in a curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills. In this course, you may:

  • develop an understanding of fabrication, including marking out fabrication engineering drawings
  • explore specialised welding processes for specific applications
  • enhance practical skills in various welding processes
  • learn to design and manufacture metal containers
  • understand basic inspection systems in the fabrication industry
  • explore value engineering techniques
  • operate a commercial CAD system for 2D engineering drawings
  • learn engineering management theory that can be applied to effective engineering supervision, planning, production control, quality management, Health & Safety and risk assessment

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Upon course completion, your options are diverse:

  • move onto a relevant HND course such as Engineering Systems
  • progress to an engineering degree course at university
  • seek a Modern Apprenticeship in various engineering disciplines

Your journey doesn't stop here – apply now!

Why Choose This Course?

Join us in creating the engineers of tomorrow. This course goes beyond theory, equipping you with hands-on skills for real-world applications. Gain meta skills and transferable skills that set you apart in the competitive world of engineering. Be part of Scotland's legacy in engineering.

Your adventure begins now – join Ayrshire College for an enriching engineering experience!

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2024

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