As a STEM Assured College, we have a renowned reputation for engineering with cutting edge technology and staff to support this. If you are considering a career in engineering, and in particular a multi-disciplined fabrication and welding route, then this course is for you.
The SVQ2 Fabrication and Welding course equips you with knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles required to work in the fabrication, welding and ship building sectors.
The SVQ2 forms part of the modern apprenticeship framework, giving the candidate the potential to be an attractive prospect for companies when applying for an engineering apprenticeship.
What will I learn?
- Working safely in an engineering environment
- Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
- Using and communicating technical information
Optional Units include:
- Forming and assembling pipework systems
- Producing plate work components and assemblies
- Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment
- Preparing and using manual metal arc (MMA) welding equipment
- Preparing and using MIG, MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment
- Preparing and using Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding equipment
A selection of other optional units within the fabrication, welding and pipework framework may be available subject to demand and progression throughout course.
Employer and industry links
Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with the majority 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 these excellent links the College is at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in the state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience.
Jobs and further study
If you successfully complete this course, you may wish to progress to:
- NC Fabrication and Welding
- You will have the potiential to apply for an apprenticeship within the fabrication, weling and ship building industries
Entry requirements (minimum)
- three National 4s or equivalent, including Maths, English and a science or a technical subject
- 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.
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.
When you apply:
- 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 three areas: Mechanical comprehension, Electrical 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 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 of a place, you will be sent further information during July e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.