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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This HNC Fabrication & Welding course offers a curriculum that is closely aligned with the current needs and demands of the fabrication and welding industry. The program covers a comprehensive range of topics, including welding processes, fabrication processes, material science, and NDT and DT inspection methods.

Students gain a deep understanding of the theoretical principles behind fabrication and welding, ensuring they have a solid foundation upon which to build their practical skills.

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

Glasgow Clyde College remains committed to providing students with a learning environment that reflects industry standards. The HNC Fabrication & Welding course benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and modern technology, allowing students to engage with theoretical concepts. This integration of technology into the learning experience ensures that students are well-prepared for the theoretical aspects of their future careers. 

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 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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094