Tullos Training Ltd offers an extensive range of widely industry recognised courses. For more information, about each course, click on the headings listed below.

Modern Apprenticeship

Modern Apprenticeships involve both off-the-job training at Tullos Training and in-company or workplace assessment programmes.  They are run by qualified instructors who regularly monitor students progress during training.

On successful completion of training you will be in possession of your SVQ certificates and where appropriate you would also gain an educational qualification such as NC/HNC and a Modern Apprenticeship Certificate.

Tullos Training helps bring applicants and employers together as part of an ongoing recruitment process. For the applicant this involves a short test at the Centre on general knowledge, mechanical comprehension and, most importantly, for those entering the electrical and electronics industries a colour vision check. Entry qualifications vary from company to company but in most cases National 4 or above in Maths, Science, English and Craft related subjects are sought by employers.

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Engineering Training

Tullos Training has a long and successful history (going back to 1968) of providing skills training in the North East of Scotland.

Working in partnership with the Local Enterprise Companies, Industrial Lead Bodies and Sector Skills Councils such as the Science Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) ensures Tullos Training’s programmes consistently achieve the level of competence required by the verifying authorities.

A fully equipped machine shop offers training in the precision skills of turning, milling and grinding using both manually operated and the latest CNC machines.
The workshops are equipped for training in mechanical maintenance and cover a range of disciplines including bench fitting, hydraulics and pneumatics.

This section deals with electrical installation, testing, fault finding, maintenance and repairs, all to national standards and codes of practice.
The electronics department provides training in DC, AC, semi-conductors, electronic circuiting, digital logic, PCB design and manufacture, electronic servicing, soldering, testing and fault finding.

Tullos Training courses cover several welding processes to recognised national standards, including: Manual Metal Arc, MIG, TIG and Oxy-Acetylene. Fabrication subjects include marking out, producing sheet metal components, plate work components and assemblies.

Throughout training, strong emphasis is placed on Health and Safety, including safe working practices and the economical use of materials and consumables.

Engineering Qualifications

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is responsible for overseeing the Scottish system for Vocational Qualifications and Further Education. SVQs provide a guarantee that someone can do a real job to the standard required by employers.They have been developed in partnership with industry and are specifically designed to meet the needs of employers and employees alike. SVQs are part of a concept designed to recognise competence in the workplace.

In engineering the classification of SVQs are by occupational area and are at 5 distinct levels:

  • Level I Operations
  • Level 2 Operations and Higher Skills
  • Level 3 Technicians and Craft Employees
  • Level 4 Technician Engineer
  • Level 5 Professional and Chartered Engineers

Each SVQ is made up of a number of units of competence, which describe what is expected of a competent candidate. In turn the units are broken down into elements of competence which are the standards the candidate should be able to achieve.

Tullos Training helps bring apprentice applicants and employers together as part of an ongoing recruitment process. For the applicant this involves a short test at the Centre on general knowledge, mechanical comprehension and, most importantly, for those entering the electrical and electronics industries a colour vision check. Entry qualifications vary from company to company but in most cases Standard Grades at level 3 or above in Maths, Science, English and Craft related subjects are sought by employers.

HNC (Higher National Certificate)

Tullos Training now offer HNC courses in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Practice

A HNC in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering will allow the student to improve their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as engineering principles, materials selection, dynamics, pneumatics and hydraulics, thermofluids, quality management, engineering communication, engineering mathematics, statics and strength of materials. These courses are designed to give the student training in a variety of engineering subjects and includes practical content which allows the student to increase their understanding and experience of engineering. Please note that candidates must have achieved Mathematics at SCQF Level 6 (Higher, NC, or equivalent) to be considered.

A HNC in Engineering Practice will give the student the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of general engineering practice. While completing the course the student will examine materials and learn how to select the correct one, develop their skills in engineering measurement, reading drawings and specifications, explore the principles of mechanical engineering and apply these to solve problems involving linear motion, work and power, and the mechanical properties of engineering materials. The student will also explore engineering techniques to increase the value of products at the lowest possible cost and look at what is involved in planning and production control, quality management, Health & Safety, and risk assessment.

For further information please contact Jim Booth on 01224 872316 or email

City & Guilds 2079 Refrigeration F-Gas

This City and Guilds approved five day course is aimed at practising ACR (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration) engineers and others who need to obtain the minimum legal qualification for leak checking, recovery, installation, service and maintenance of ACR equipment in accordance with the F- gas Regulations. The course is intended to ensure that candidates comply with the format, content and application of the F-Gas Regulation EC517/2014

The course includes training to ensure sufficient knowledge and skills to achieve both a theory and practical assessment. Assessment of the practical will be undertaken on a standard equipment rig and assessment of the theory by online assessment.  Certificate is issued by City and Guilds.

For information please contact Gillian Burnett, or 01224 872316.

Next Available Date – Week Commencing 13th November 2023

ACS Gas Courses

Tullos Training Ltd has a long history in (est. 1968) technical training and assessment. In working with National Standards and several awarding bodies including, SQA, EAL, City & Guilds  and  ECTIB  has  ensured  that  our delivery is the very best.

As   an   NICEIC   approved  Training    and Assessment centre Tullos Training Ltd offers exceptional quality training and assessment facilities  in  a  realistic environment  and at  realistic rates.

With designated training rooms and a separate assessment  area  specifically designed for domestic appliances, we are proud to be a leading   provider   of   gas    training     and assessment in Aberdeen.

NICEIC were the first organisation in the UK to carry out accredited assessments for the gas industry and continues to provide high quality packages supporting Gas Safe Registration.

Certification available in the following.

CCN1 – Core Domestic Gas Safety

CPA1 – Gas Flue Analysis

CENWAT – Boilers and Water Heaters

CKR1 – Cooking Appliances

HTR1 – Fires and wall Heaters

DAH1 – Ducted Air Heaters

MET1 – Gas Meters

TRACPIPE – Training & Assessment

Training is not a prerequisite to ACS Assessments.

Adult Skills Training

Most companies want their employees to be flexible, interchangeable, multi-skilled and versatile.  Due to advances in technology, changes in legislation, product development and rising labour costs firms need to keep their workforce up to date and in most cases training is the only way to achieve this.

At Tullos Training we offer a wide range of training courses covering many skill areas. Bespoke Courses can be tailored to suit requirements from broad based general courses to Full SVQ Level 2/3 programmes.  Whatever the requirements we will be happy to discuss and prepare training programme to suit needs of company and employee.

We have extensive workshops staffed by industry experienced instructors and lecturers for training in:



Electrical Installation and Maintenance

Computer Aided Design



Machining – Milling & Turning – Manual & CNC

Mechanical Fitting

Sheet Metalwork

PLC Systems


F Gas

Water Bylaws Regulations

Unvented Hot Water Systems

BS 7671:2008 IEE: Wiring Regulations 18th Edition

This course is aimed at practising electricians and electrical contractors who require a good working knowledge of BS 7671:2008 (IEE Wiring Regulations, 18th Edition).  The objectives of the course are:

  •  to ensure that delegates are conversant with the format, content and the application of BS7671:2008
  • To ensure that delegates are aware of the purposes, structure and content of the Institution’s On-site guide and are able to use this in support of BS 7671
  • To prepare delegates to sit City & Guilds 2382-18 multiple choice examination leading to the award, (on passing the examination) Level 3 Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2008

All parts of BS 7671 are examined during the course.  To reinforce knowledge and understanding, exercises and worked examples and covering maximum demand, cable sizing of protective conductors and wiring enclosures.

A series of short test papers featuring typical City & Guilds multiple-choice questions are set during the course.

City & Guilds have approved the Institutions’s presentation of the course.  Please contact Gillian Burnett on 01224 872316 or email for further information.

Refrigeration & Plumbing

Tullos Training is the leading provider in North East Scotland for apprentice training programmes to nationally agreed standards for a range of occupations within the plumbing, refrigeration and heating and ventilating industries.

The apprenticeships are based on individual achievement, not on time served – although to complete the programmes and become fully trained the apprenticeship takes approximately 4 years.

The training, carried out on block release at Tullos Training Centre and with the employer, will lead to the achievement of SVQ Level 3 awards in the chosen field.

Modern Apprenticeship frameworks:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing

Practical Tests:

  • NICEIC approved Gas Training & Assessment Centre (ACS)*
  • City & Guilds training and GOLA (Global On Line Assessment) centre for 2079 F-Gas and ODS Regulations – all categories.
  • Construction Skills approved Lead Work for Roofers course.
  • SummitSkills practical tests in Oxy Acetylene and Metal-Arc welding for operatives working in the H&V industry.
  • Water Bylaws
  • Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

Note: Training is not a prerequisite for assessment.

Nationally Accredited Scheme for Individual Gas Fitting Operatives.

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