• Engineering

    NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

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

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the forefront of engineering innovation in Scotland! Step into the dynamic world of engineering with our NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering course. In just one year, you’ll develop the skills needed to thrive in this exciting field. Our state of the art facilities and STEM Assured status will ensure you receive a quality education. If you have a logical mind and enjoy problem-solving, this course is your gateway to a fulfilling career in welding engineering.

Entry Requirements

For this course you’ll need:

  • a genuine interest in engineering
  • either four National 5 qualifications or equivalent, or a relevant SCQF Level 5 course

If you lack formal qualifications, don’t worry we’ll also consider life experience.

For employed candidates, this course is available on a Part-Time/Day Release basis. For more information, contact the department at lynn.anderson@ayrshire.ac.uk.

Course Content

Dive into a dynamic blend of practical work and theory, gaining the skills and knowledge for further study or employment. You may explore:

  • basic maths and IT application: in an engineering context
  • develop skills in welding processes like MMA, MIG, MAG, and TIG
  • explore fabrication techniques, understanding metal structures and the machinery used
  • understand thermal cutting processes, from oxy-fuel to plasma and laser methods.
  • interpret drawings, instructions, and specifications to create operational drawings and templates
  • enhance graphical engineering communication through 2D assembly drawings
  • build essential transferable skills like communication, numeracy, ICT, teamwork and problem solving

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

Completing this course opens doors to exciting possibilities. You may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to an HNC Engineering Practice (Fabrication) or a relevant HNC course
  • kickstart your career with a Modern Apprenticeship in fabrication and welding

Take the first step towards a promising engineering career.

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing NC Fabrication Engineering means choosing a pathway to hands-on experience and valuable skills. On this course you’ll gain practical knowledge and versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of fabrication engineering. Whether you're a school leaver, adult learner, or considering a career change, our course equips you with sought after abilities. You may have the opportunity to delve into a fulfilling career or pursue further academic study. Join us, and let's shape your future in engineering together.

Apply now and ignite your journey into the world of engineering!

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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