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Dumfries and Galloway College have gained Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accreditation to deliver Basic Technical Training (BTT). Those working, or looking to work in the renewable energy sector will soon be required to gain this qualification.

The GWO is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. The BTT is part of the GWO portforlio, which sets the standards for training in the global wind energy and renewables industry.

This course is for wind industry personnel who have no/limited experience of electrical, mechanical or hydraulic systems.

This course is deleivered by Industry experts.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


5 consecutive days

Accommodation: There are numerous Hotels, Guest Houses, B & B’s around Dumfries and Galloway. Here are a suggested few:

Holiday Inn -
Premier Inn –
Cairndale Hotel –



Entry Requirements

Attendees must be registered with WINDA prior to arriving for the course:

Course Content

The GWO BTT Course includes the following modules:

  • The Electrical Module
  • The Mechanical Module
  • The Hydraulics Module

On completion of this course, attendees will be able to:


– Explain the basiscs of electricity
– Explain risks and hazards associated with electrical work
– Explain the function and symbol of electrical components
– Explain the function of different types of sensors
– Explain and interpret a simple electrical diagram and demonstrate how to assembly it on a circuit
– Demonstrate how to make correct and safe measurements

Explain the main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines
– Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics
Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection
– Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools
– Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools
– Explain the principles of a gearbox
Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them
Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it
Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it
– Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it

– Explain the basics of hydraulics
– Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
– Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump
– Explain the function of different types of actuators
– Explain the function of different types of valves
– Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and precharge them
– Explain the function of different types of sensors
– Identify the components which transfer the oil
– Describe the handling of oil procedures
– Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram
– Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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