Mechanical Engineering

Small Bore Tubing and Pipework: SCQF Level 6

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £795.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of safe working.
  • Gain knowledge in the preparation of components and how to identify the condition of small bore tubing pipework.
  • Understand how to carry out a performance test on the condition of small bore tubing pipework in a mechanical plant.
  • Ability to recognise the Health and Safety issues related to small bore tubing and pipework.
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of small bore tubing and pipework.

Course Content

  • Pipe and tubing materials and their applications, size and pressure rating, bending and joining processes including compression fittings
  • Threaded fittings, types of thread, assembly procedures and related industry standards
  • Measuring and marking out tubing for accurate bending using bend allowance calculations
  • Tube cutting and bending, use of hand tube bending machines
  • Assembly of compression fittings
  • Hydrostatic pressure test of manufactured assembly


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Engineers, technicians, supervisors and any personnel who have responsibility, or will be assuming responsibility, for the installation or inspection of small bore tubing and fittings.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 1 SCQF credit point. 

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