Fabrication and Welding (SVQ & NC) SCQF 5 (Nigg Skills Academy) SVQ

What is special about this course?

This 16-week intensive programme is delivered at Nigg Skills Academy and combines the NC Welding and Fabrication with the SVQ Performing Engineering Operations SCQF (Fabrication and Welding Route).  These qualifications satisfy the foundation training for a modern apprenticeship in fabrication and welding engineering.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Three national 4 qualifications including Maths, English and a technical/science subject
  • SQA skills for work in engineering would also be an advantage
  • Satisfactory interview

Mature students

  • Relevant post-school education and training
  • Satisfactory interview

Anyone who has not achieved the relevant maths qualification will still be considered but may be asked to undertake a maths test at the interview. Please contact info@niggskillsacademy.com for more information.

SVQ  Performing Engineering Operations - Fabrication and Welding route

  • 001 - Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • 002 - Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • 003 - Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • 023 - Producing Plate work Components and Assemblies
  • 024 - Cutting and Shaping Materials using Thermal Cutting Equipment
  • 027 - Preparing and Using MMA Welding Equipment
  • 028 - Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma Arc Welding Equipment
  • 029 - Preparing and Using MIG MAG and other continuous wire Welding Equipment

NC Level 5

  • Fabrication Processes
  • Welding Processes
  • Health & Safety: Engineering
  • Thermal Cutting Skills
  • Fabrication Skills (Double credit unit)
  • TIG Welding Skills 
  • MMA Welding Skills
  • MIG/MAG Welding Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Vocational Pathway

How long will my course last?

16 Weeks

This is a 16-week full-time course based at Nigg Skills Academy, Nigg, Ross-shire, IV19 1QY. T

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    This course has various start dates throughout the year. Please contact info@niggskillsacademy.com for more information or if you have any questions about the course. 


    Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Successful completion of this course can be used to help you secure employment as a second year apprentice, as the course provides you with the necessary qualifications that satisfy the foundation training for the Modern Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding Engineering. 
    • NC Engineering Systems: Mechanical production and maintenance engineering or electrical, control and instrumentation installation and maintenance engineering.

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