This award is designed for school leavers with acceptable qualifications, progressing students from SCQF level 5 or 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. It will also aim to develop your study skills as a learner.
This is a focused program devised by employers, the Energy Skills Partnership and associated colleges.
Five National 5s at C or above or successful completion of the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering at SCQF 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.
If you are currently studying at the college, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.
Additional Entry Requirements
It is vital that applicants of this course have a good background in Maths or Physics.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
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 City & Guilds NC element will give two of the three elements required for a Modern Apprenticeship.
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.