Fabrication Student With Lecturer Welding
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This HNC Fabrication and Welding course provides you with knowledge and skills in a range of core fabrication, welding, quality, materials and inspection systems principles and technologies.

You will achieve a degree of specialisation within fabrication, welding, shipbuilding and pipework engineering.

What will I learn?

You will complete a range of units including:

  • Welding principles and applications 1
  • Welding principles and applications 2
  • Fabrication: Preparation, joining and assembly
  • Quality management: An introduction
  • Fabrication and welding materials
  • Inspection systems
  • Communication practical skills
  • Welding procedures: Specification, qualification and testing
  • Containers: Design and manufacture
  • Engineering drawing
  • Materials selection
  • Fabrication, welding and inspection: Graded Unit 1 examination

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • a relevant SVQ Level 3, or 
  • a relevant NC
  • we will consider your application if you are an apprentice or if you have relevant experience with no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Employer and industry links

Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with a large number of engineering employers and are seen as the engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for Industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to the excellent links the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in the state-of-the-art engineering facilities which will provide students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • if you complete this course with a Graded Unit result of B or above you will be eligible to apply for HND Engineering Systems
  • you will have the potential to move on to jobs in the fabrication and welding industry
  • Successful students may apply for Technician Membership of the Welding Institute (TechWeldI)

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

  • You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
  • A place on the course may be offered if the you meet the minimum entry requirements. Please put as much information in your application as possible with regard to your qualifications and work experience.
  • There are only four options – an Unconditional offer; a Conditional offer; unsuccessful application or you will be notified that you have been added to a short waiting list.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094