Welding and Fabrication course is aimed at producing Welders who are relevant to the industry and world of work. Training offered in Welding Department is trainee-centered and practical-based. It emphasizes acquisition of skills by the trainees, through practical learning, projects and Innovation as well as industrial training after completion of each year.

Major projects are being handled by these committed, capable, self-motivated and hardworking trainees. I believe the courses offered at the institute is a better career and path to meaningful life today because of the insignificant records as regards “street life”.

The increases in market competition, unemployment and technology advancement have posed a big economic challenge to both the citizens and non-citizens in that, without hand on skills, one would survive on gambling. But, through vocational education, TRIDI is producing competent craftsmen to alleviate the unemployment rate and also avail appropriate skills to all interested persons.

The Course emphasizes the following aspects of learning:

  1. Competence-Based Training Approach.
  2. Real Life Practical Assignments with supporting modules.
  3. Integrated Education (knowledge, skills, and positive attitude)
  4. Innovation and Initiative (learning to solve problems that one has never encountered).
  5. Upward Mobility and Concentric Curriculum.
  6. Entrepreneurship and Creativity orientation.
  7. Environment, Health and Safety considerations.
  8. Sports, Clubs and Social interactions
  9. Communication skills and HIV and AIDS education

Applied Technician’s Mathematics module is aimed at improving learner’s ability to judge and make decisions, estimate and cost materials and labor, analyze data and understand trends in the world of work.

The Entrepreneurship Skills module provides the learner with skills of starting up, profitably managing and sustaining an enterprise in an ethical manner.

Industrial Training, which comes at the end of each academic year, is aimed at bridging the gap between institutional-based training and the world of work.


National Certificate in Welding and fabrication  (Examined by UBTEB)

Admission requirements: A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Uganda National Certificate in Welding and fabrication on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

A candidate should have obtained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 credit passes 

At least a credit in Uganda Junior Technical  Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the  fields or any other  field as approved by the Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Duration: 2 years.


The Welding and Fabrication course will produce professionals who are capable of:

  • Welding components.
  • Fabricating components.
  • Carry out foundry works.
  • Maintain workshop tools and equipment.
  • Supervise and inspect works.
  • Ensure safety of workers and plant.
  • Initiate and manage small business enterprises.




Semester 1: Year 1
TCTM 101: Applied Technician mathematics 1
TCCS 101: Life skills.

TCCA 101: Computer applications.
TCMF 101: Workshop technology and practice 1.
TCMF 102: Engineering drawing.

Semester 2: Year 1
TCMF 103: Engineering science.
TCMF 104: Engineering materials.
TCMF 105: Real life project.
TCMF 111: Industrial training.

Semester One: Year 2
TCMF 201: Applied Technician mathematics 11
TCMF 201: Entrepreneurship skills.
TCCS 201: Basic Swahili.
TCMF 202: Mechanical engineering drawing.

Semester Two: Year 2
TCMF 203: Electrical engineering science.
TCMF 205: Real project II
TCMF 111: Industrial training.