The award is designed for school leavers with acceptable qualifications, progressing students from level 6 courses or mature learners who upon completion wish to enter the Wind Turbine Maintenance sector.
This highly successful programme will develop your skills, confidence, and awareness of all the inter-related technologies both mechanical and electrical to allow you to develop a career within the Windfarm/Turbine industry. The programme also develops your practical engineering skills making you potentially work ready. The course also acts as the first year of a modern apprenticeship should you wish to pursue that route.
This is a focused program devised by employers, the Energy Skills Partnership, and associated colleges.
The College has a partnership with Natural Power (A local wind turbine site owner/operator), this will allow anyone that completes the course a guaranteed interview with Natural Power. If successful, you may be offered a paid placement for a period after the course has concluded.
Attendance: Full Time up to 4 days per week
Five National 5s at C or above or successful completion of the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 5 or 6 programme or 5 Standard Grades at 3 or above, which must include maths and preferably also physics or extensive relevant work experience.
It is vital that applicants of this course have a good background in Maths or Physics.
If you are currently studying at the College, you will also require a positive Progressing Learner Reference.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to answer the Supporting Information questions on the application form with as much detail as possible. This will demonstrate your commitment to the course.
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an Information and Interview Session.
During the Information and Interview Session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.
The course is designed to teach you the key technologies, together with the associated underpinning knowledge relating to how Wind Turbines function, generate electricity and connect to the grid. The programme also develops your practical engineering skills making you potentially work ready. The course also acts as the first year of a modern apprenticeship should you wish to pursue that route.
Incorporated into the course are Performing Engineering Operations (PEO 2) qualifications which combined with the NC element will give two of the three elements required for a Modern Apprenticeship.
This course has a mix of theory and practical assessments.
This course allows for progression into the Wind Farm maintenance sector or if an academic route is your preference onto the HNC in Electrical Engineering.
Very good career prospects for Employment in the Wind Farm maintenance sector.
Additional funding information
You may be eligible for Bursary/EMA funding for this course, please contact a member of the student funding team for details.
Very good career prospects in the wind turbine maintenance industry.