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Small Bore Tubing & Pipework: City & Guilds Scqf Level 6

Duration 2 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £720.00 + VAT
Venue Clintery Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
14 Sep - 15 Sep 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £720.00 + VAT Clintery Centre 8
09 Nov - 10 Nov 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £720.00 + VAT Clintery Centre 8

About this course

Practical Content 80% Theoretical Content 20%

Target Audience

All persons who will have responsibility for the installation or inspection of small bore pipe work and fittings.

Course Aims

To provide course delegates with the requisite knowledge & hand skill to:

  • Select the correct materials to specification for carrying out small bore tubing fabrication on process plant
  • Identify and select tubing materials & fittings of correct size, differentiating between metric and imperial
  • Establish pressure ratings of tube & fittings
  • Fabricate and join tube assemblies using tube cutting and bending tooling, flaring tools and compression fittings
  • Apply quality control measures to ensure the correct assembly of high and low pressure compression fittings
  • Carry out pressure testing of tube & pipework assemblies for strength testing and leak testing, establishing system design pressure from P&IDs and Piping Classes
  • Identify thread types and installation practice for NPT taper and BSP parallel thread connections
  • Identify tube and fitting failure modes and take appropriate preventative and corrective actions.

Course Content

Lesson presentation on:

  • Pipe and tubing materials & their applications, size and pressure rating, bending and joining processes including; soldering, brazing, flared and compression fittings
  • Threaded fittings, types of thread, assembly procedures and related industry standards
  • Pressure testing pipe & tube assemblies in accordance with HSE Guidance Note GS4 & related industry standards.

Practical workshop exercises in:

  • Measuring and marking out tubing for accurate bending using bend allowance calculations and template methods
  • Tube cutting and bending, use of hand tube bending machines
  • Assembly of compression fittings
  • Hydrostatic pressure test of manufactured assembly
  • Tube flaring practise.


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment.


City & Guilds SCQF Level 6 Certificate

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • 5 years offshore experience in production operations and maintenance
  • Presentation skills
  • A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:30 to 16:30.
Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.


North East Scotland College, Aberdeen Clinterty Campus Clinterty, Kinellar, Aberdeen AB21 0TZ.


Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK


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