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 offer a wide variety of Modern Apprenticeship Programmes which can be tailored to suit business needs, including the below disciplines.

  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Services Maintenance Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Electrical Installation
  • Business Administration
  • Logistics Operations
  • Management

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Foundation Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeships in Engineering are work-based learning programmes designed to equip you with real-world work experience in addition to your school education. The aim of this course is to develop your practical skills and an understanding of the engineering industry. Please note the Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship is a 2-year course and you must be committed to completing the full course.

A Foundation Apprenticeship is on the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6) and sits alongside other school-based qualifications as one of your Senior Phase options.

  • Year 1 – Equivalent of one day (6 hours) per week in a classroom, working towards the National Certificate qualifications.
  • Year 2 – In addition to the outstanding classroom studies you will have the equivalent of one day (6-8 hours) per week in an extended work placement environment at Tullos Training, where you will be working towards the SVQ units and also have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired from the classroom to a practical, working environment.

The minimum entry requirement for studying a Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering is National 5 Maths. Qualification’s in science subjects are desirable but not essential.

Each Foundation Apprenticeship has been designed in partnership with industry to make sure that young people obtain the sector relevant skills and knowledge required to make the first steps on the career ladder.

In partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, we are currently offering the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering to pupils at Portlethen Academy and Westhill Academy.  If you are interested in completing this qualification, please speak to your guidance teacher or school careers advisor.

HNC (Higher National Certificate)

Tullos Training now offer HNC courses in the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

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.  Existing apprentices must have completed their NC qualification prior to enrolment.

For further information please contact Shannon Elrick on 01224 872316 or email

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.

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:

  • Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • Machining – Milling & Turning – Manual & CNC
  • Mechanical Fitting
  • Sheet Metalwork
  • PLC Systems
  • ACS
  • F Gas
  • Water Bylaws Regulations
  • Unvented Hot Water Systems
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
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.

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