Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) (SCQF Level 6) Modern Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.

All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.

Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.

Here at UHI Moray we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.

Studying within the structure of the Engineering Modern Apprenticeship, this SCQF Level 6 (SVQ Level 3) course is a combination of work based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be employed and it is recommended that they should have Standard Grade at 4 or above, or Intermediate 1, or National 4 passes in English, Maths, a Science subject and Craft/Design Technology.

Typical subjects include:

•   TIG

•   Stick

•   MIG                                                                              

•   Spot Welding

•   Pipe Fitting                                                          

•   Fitting and General Fabrication

•   Hot and Cold Cutting and Forming

•   Testing: Destructive and Non-Destructive

•   MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspection)

•   Use of Rolling, Flanging and Cutting Machinery

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Day release

How long will my course last?

Following the modern apprenticeship route 4  years:
1st year: normally maximum 2 days per week at college to complete the NC.
2nd - 4th year on site assessment of SVQ.       

SVQ route on site assessment only.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray
    • Work Based

Start date



In most cases course fees will be covered for 16 - 19 year olds provided they are in employment. Funding may also be available for ages 20 - 24 and 25+ in certain sectors.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.  


Funding from Skills Development Scotland  to contribute towards the cost of the apprentices training under the Modern Apprenticeship programme is available for all young people aged 16 – 19 for all frameworks. Funding may also be available for young people between the ages of 20 – 24 and 25+. This is dependent on the frameworks and sectors and can change annually.

For more information about funding please contact: Jacqui Taylor on 01343 576425 e mail or Fiona Anderson on 01343 576429 email

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression onto a higher level course as agreed with employer.

Is there more information available online?

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For more information about the Modern Apprenticeship programme in the first instance please contact Jacqui Taylor, Head of Marketing and External Relations on (01343) 576425 or e mail

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.