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Student welding metal during class
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

SVQ Level 2 Fabrication and Welding course covers the fundamental principles required to work in the fabrication and welding sectors. 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 curriculum focuses on providing a solid foundation in the key skills and knowledge essential for anyone pursuing a multi-disciplined route in engineering. The SVQ Level 2 also forms an integral part of the modern apprenticeship framework. This makes the course an ideal choice for those aspiring to work in industries that demand expertise in fabrication and welding.

What will I learn?

The SVQ Level 2 Fabrication and Welding course includes:

  • 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 the course.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National 4s, or equivalent, including Maths, English and a science or a technical subject
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification would be required, due to the technical demands of the subject
  • We will also consider your application if you are a current apprentice or have relevant experience but no formal qualifications

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

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. 

Jobs and further study

This course is particularly well-suited for first-year apprentices and individuals aspiring to secure apprenticeships in engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge that can give them a competitive edge when applying for apprenticeship positions. Whether students are already in their first year of apprenticeship or are looking to enhance their employability by gaining relevant skills, the SVQ Level 2 Fabrication and Welding course serves as an ideal pathway. The course's practical focus and alignment with industry needs make it a valuable investment for those aiming to kickstart or advance their careers in engineering.

If you successfully complete this course, you may wish to progress further study on the NC Fabrication and Welding at Glasgow Clyde College.

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. This will normally be sent out in June/July.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094