Welding & Fabrication Courses

Welding & Fabrication

Kickstart your career in the energy industry with our 16-week course

Our intensive 16-week welding and fabrication course will fast-track you to a career in the energy industry, providing you with the skills you need to get on-site and start working.

Gain an SVQ2 in Performing Engineering Operations, alongside an NC level 5 in Fabrication and Welding from qualified instructors who have decades of real-world experience.

Gain insight into practical skills – as well as legal obligations and paperwork – meaning you’ll have no surprises when you step on site. Key areas of study include preparation, storage and control, interpersonal relationships, HSE, and using hot and cold cutting equipment.

Delivered alongside UHI North, West & Hebrides College at Nigg Skills Academy, you’ll learn the skills you need to progress in just 16 weeks – the equivalent to a year’s full-time study, or two years’ block release, in a college environment. From there, you can move on to apprenticeships and a full career in the industry.

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H3: Course Start Dates

  • January, May and September

You Will Learn…

  • Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment

  • Preparing and using MIG MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment

  • Preparing MMA welding equipment

  • Preparing and using manual TIG or Plasma Arc welding equipment

  • Platework components and assemblies

  • Communicating technical information

  • Engineering using IT

  • Fabrication processes

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

  • Maths (Craft 1)

  • Welding processes

  • Thermal cutting skills

  • TIG welding skills

  • MMA welding skills

  • Numeracy

  • Information and communication technology

  • Problem solving

  • Working with others

All PPE and relevant equipment will be provided for you.

Entry Requirements

  • Age 16-25 – National 4 in Maths and English

  • Age 25+ – assessed on experience

  • Access to a laptop or home computer

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