Fabrication And Welding Students Wearing Masks
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

Applications are now closed.

This NC Fabrication and Welding course equips you with knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles required to work in the manufacturing and ship building sectors.

What will I learn?

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Core units

  • Communication core skill unit 
  • Mathematics: Craft 1 
  • Engineering: Using information technology 

Mandatory units 

  • Fabrication processes
  • Welding processes
  • Health and safety: Engineering
  • Engineering project
  • MIG welding skills

Optional units

  • Graphical communications
  • Engineering materials
  • Fabrication skills
  • MMA welding skills
  • TIG welding skills
  • Pattern development

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • three National 4s or equivalent Standard Grades or Intermediate 1, including Maths, English and a science or a technical subjec; or
  • completion of a recognised Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area
  • we will also consider your application if you are a current apprentice or have relevant experience but 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

  • SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Fabrication/Welding)
  • HNC Fabrication, Welding and Inspection
  • you will have the potential to move on to jobs in the manufacturing and ship building services.

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 we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • You will be invited to attend to the College from March onwards for an interview session based on your qualifications and/or experience. The interview session will be split into two parts; the first part involves the completion of a set of aptitude tests with the second part involving a short one to one interview.
  • You will be required to undertake an entry test in two areas: Mechanical comprehension and Numeracy. Testing will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a short interview where qualifications will be checked and suitability for the course will be reviewed. A decision on whether you are successful or not will be based on your test results and interview.
  • Testing and interview process should take no more than 90 minutes.
  • All those who attend for testing and interview will be informed of the Department's decision 2 to 3 weeks after their interview date. This notification will be by email.
  • 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.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information during July e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094