Fabrication and Welding Engineering (SCQF) Level 6

Engineering and manufacturing

These qualifications are Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). They involve the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in Fabrication and Welding Engineering including the, ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. SVQs are based on national occupational standards, which the candidate must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of SVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the Fabrication and Welding Engineering field.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake these qualifications unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Individuals who need to acquire engineering competencies in a realistic, sheltered and controlled environment such as that offered by schools, colleges, training providers, company training centres and the MOD training workshops. This will then enable a safe progression into the workplace/employment.
Individuals who need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of Fabrication and Welding Engineering activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at SVQ Level 3.


Assessment will be carried out in the workplace or other appropriate environment via observation and questioning and the collation of evidence in a portfolio.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner's place of work.